When you have shut your doors, and darkened your room, remember, never to say that you are alone, for you are not alone, but God is within, and your genius is within
All religions must be tolerated... for... every man must get to heaven in his own way.
Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope
The soul's impurity consists in bad judgments, and purification consists in producing in it right judgments, and the pure soul is one which has right judgments.
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.
One that desires to excel should endeavor in those things that are in themselves most excellent.
All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.
Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.
Do not seek to bring things to pass in accordance with your wishes, but wish for them as they are, and you will find them.
Do not laugh much or often or unrestrainedly.
Keep silence for the most part, and speak only when you must, and then briefly.
Silence is safer than speech.
Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.
The world turns aside to let any man pass who knows where he is going.
You are a little soul carrying around a corpse.
No great thing is created suddenly.
If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.
God has entrusted me with myself.
Not every difficult and dangerous thing is suitable for training, but only that which is conducive to success in achieving the object of our effort.
Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things, and then proceed to greater.
If you wish to be a writer, write.
Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.
It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.