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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.


You become what you give your attention to…If you yourself don’t choose what thoughts and images you expose yourself to, someone else will, and their motives may not be the highest.


Don’t be ashamed to need help. Like a soldier storming a wall, you have a mission to accomplish. And if you’ve been wounded and you need a comrade to pull you up? So what?
– Marcus Aurelius


What view is one likely to take of the state of a person’s mind when his speech is wild and incoherent and knows no constraint?
– Seneca


Be careful whom you associate with. It is human to imitate the habits of those with whom we interact. We inadvertently adopt their interests, their opinions, their values, and their habit of interpreting events.
– Epictetus


Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.
-Marcus Aurelius


Our anger and annoyance are more detrimental to us than the things themselves which anger or annoy us. -Marcus Aurelius


Living a long life requires only good fortune, but living a full life requires character.


We must take care to live not merely a long life, but a full one.


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