Ancient Greece
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You may be always victorious if you will never enter into any contest where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself
You are a little soul carrying around a corpse
Whoever does not regard what he has as most ample wealth, is unhappy, though he be master of the world
When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger
We tell lies, yet it is easy to show that lying is immoral
We should not moor a ship with one anchor, or our life with one hope
We are not to give credit to the many, who say that none ought to be educated but the free; but rather to the philosophers, who say that the well-educated alone are free
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will
The world turns aside to let any man pass who knows where he is going
The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."