A grouch escapes so many little annoyances that it almost pays to be one.
In this world without quiet corners, there can be no easy escapes from history, from hullabaloo, from terrible unquiet fuss.
The pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be calm and tranquil.
Remember to preserve a calm soul amid difficulties.
The excellence of good temper is that you offend no one and that you endure other people’s annoyance without rancor or seeking retaliation.
If you are carrying strong feelings about something that happened in your past, they may hinder your ability to live in the present.
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
The human race is governed by its imagination.
It is by no means self-evident that human beings are most real when most violently excited; violent physical passions do not in themselves differentiate men from each other, but rather tend to reduce them to the same state.