Whoever puts his confidence in men or in any creature is very foolish.
What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow?
Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise not blame.
Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing; every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning, for what we have hitherto done is naught!'
Never be entirely idle; but either be reading, or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring something for the public good.