One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.
Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
Do every act of your life as though it were the very last act of your life.
In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.
I will suffer nothing as great as death without glory.
Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry.
The greatest pleasure of life is love.
It is not death that a man should fear, but rather he should fear never beginning to live.
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
If a man give his wife a field, garden, and house and a deed therefor, if then after the death of her husband the sons raise no claim, then the mother may bequeath all to one of her sons whom she prefers, and need leave nothing to his brothers.
If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.
It is our attitude toward events, not events themselves, which we can control. Nothing is by its own nature calamitous — even death is terrible only if we fear it.