1. 10

    Don't be concerned with other people's impressions of you. They are dazzled and deluded by appearances. Stick with your purpose. This alone will strengthen your will and give your life coherence.

    147
  2. 9

    I have to die. If it is now, well then I die now; if later, then now I will take my lunch, since the hour for lunch has arrived - and dying I will tend to later.

    155
  3. 8

    When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.

    157
  4. 7

    First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.

    163
  5. 6

    There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.

    164
  6. 5

    Happiness and freedom begin with a clear understanding of one principle: Some things are within our control, and some things are not. It is only after you have faced up to this fundamental rule and learned to distinguish between what you can and can't control that inner tranquility and outer effectiveness become possible.

    176
  7. 4

    Any person capable of angering you becomes your master.

    180
  8. 3

    It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.

    187
  9. 2

    It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.

    197
  10. 1

    It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.

    217
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    He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.

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    First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.

    14
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    If you wish to be a writer, write.

    14
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    The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.

    39

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