There is a proper dignity and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act of life.
Love nothing but that which comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny.
Live not one’s life as though one had a thousand years, but live each day as the last.
In the morning let this thought be present: I am rising to a man’s work.
All things change, and you yourself are constantly wasting away. So also is the universe.
Every man is worth just as much as the things he busies himself with.
The true worth of a man is to be measured by the objects he pursues.
Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself, and asks nothing beyond itself. Praise is not part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise.
When thou art above measure angry, bethink thee how momentary a man’s life is.
The most complete revenge is not to imitate the aggressor.