Life is like a play: it's not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.
If you live in harmony with nature you will never be poor; if you live according what others think, you will never be rich.
People are frugal in guarding their personal property; but as soon as it comes to squandering time they are most wasteful of the one thing in which it is right to be stingy.
Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.
Withdraw into yourself, as far as you can. Associate with those who will make a better man of you. Welcome those whom you yourself can improve. The process is mutual; for men learn while they teach.
Everyone prefers belief to the exercise of judgement.
What progress, you ask, have I made? I have begun to be a friend to myself.
True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.
As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.