Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else you are the one who gets burned.
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
Without health life is not life it is only a state of langour and suffering – an image of death.
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
It is better to travel well than to arrive.
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love this is the eternal rule.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups. A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.