1. 10

    Most of what we say and do is not essential. If you can eliminate it, you'll have more time, and more tranquillity. Ask yourself at every moment, 'Is this necessary?'

    293
  2. 9

    It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.

    411
  3. 8

    When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.

    433
  4. 7

    Death smiles at us all, all a man can do is smile back.

    449
  5. 6

    Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.

    451
  6. 5

    You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

    508
  7. 4

    The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.

    594
  8. 3

    Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.

    638
  9. 2

    If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

    891
  10. 1

    Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.

    933
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    Remember this, that very little is needed to make a happy life.

    14
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    Very little is needed to make a happy life. It is all within yourself.

    18
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    When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.

    26
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    You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this and you will find strength.

    27
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    Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.

    29
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    If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

    33
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    Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.

    37
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    The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.

    37
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    Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new strategy.

    43
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    The best revenge is not to be like your enemy.

    62

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