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

History is a set of lies agreed upon.

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.

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

The things you think about determine the quality of your mind. Your soul takes on the color of your thoughts.

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.

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The best revenge is not to be like your enemy.

Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect.

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.

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.

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

If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.

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

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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.

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.

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

You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.

Your life is what your thoughts make it.

The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.

How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.

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Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.

There are two levers for moving men -- interest and fear.

Religious wars are basically people killing each other over who has the better imaginary friend.

A man's life is what his thoughts make of it.

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

Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools.

The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away.

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Never interrupt your enemy when they are making a mistake.

Courage cannot be counterfeited. It is one virtue that escapes hypocrisy.

The wise man sees in the misfortune of others what he should avoid.

An order that can be misunderstood will be misunderstood.

The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know.

Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.

I base my calculations on the expectation that luck will be against me

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

Do every act of your life as if it were your last.

The future destiny of the child is always the work of the mother.

As for me, to love you alone, to make you happy, to do nothing which would contradict your wishes, this is my destiny and the meaning of my life.

If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.

The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.

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.

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

Live not as though there were a thousand years ahead of you.

Fate is at your elbow; make yourself good while life and power are still yours.

Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil.

It requires more courage to suffer than to die.

To have another language is to possess a second soul.

Once you have made up your mind, stick to it; there is no longer any 'if' or 'but'.

Courage is like love; it must have hope to nourish it.

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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.

Ability is of little account without opportunity.

A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.

A leader is a dealer in hope.

Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good; and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig.

Let not your mind run on what you lack as much as on what you have already.

Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear.

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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.

Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.

I have often wondered how it is everyone loves himself more than the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than the opinions of others.