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. -Marcus Aurelius


The inner master, when confronted with an obstacle, uses it as fuel, like a fire which consumes things that are thrown into it. -Marcus Aurelius


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


There is no person so severely punished, as those who subject themselves to the whip of their own remorse. -Seneca


Unremarkable lives are marked by the fear of not looking capable when trying something new. -Epictetus


Adapt yourself to the life you have been given; and truly love the people with whom destiny has surrounded you. -Marcus Aurelius


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. -Marcus Aurelius


I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good. -Seneca


Stop aspiring to be anyone other than your own best self: for that does fall within your control. -Epictetus


Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability. -Marcus Aurelius