Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together,but do so with all your heart.
When men are inhuman, take care not to feel towards them as they do towards other humans.
Do every act of your life as though it were the very last act of your life.
It is not death that a man should fear, but rather he should fear never beginning to live.
Everything is only for a day, both that which remembers and that which is remembered
A Man’s life is dyed the color of his imagination.
Death smiles at us all; all we can do is smile back.
How good it is, when you have roast meat or suchlike foods before you, to impress on your mind that this is the dead body of a fish, this the dead body of a bird or pig.
It is in your power to withdraw yourself whenever you desire. Perfect tranquility within consists in the good ordering of the mind, the realm of your own.
No one can lose either the past or the future how could anyone be deprived of what he does not possess? … It is only the present moment of which either stands to be deprived: and if this is all he has, he cannot lose what he does not have.
The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.
Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.