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When you are offended... When you are offended at any man’s fault, immediately turn to yourself and reflect in what manner you yourself have erred: for example, in thinking that money is a good thing or pleasure, or a bit of reputation, and the like.
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When you arise in... When you arise in the moring, think of what a precious privelege it is to be alive-- to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love
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When you arise in... When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love ...
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When you arise in... When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
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When you have assumed... When you have assumed these names – good, modest, truthful, rational, a man of equanimity, and magnanimous – take care that you do not change these names; and if you should lose them, quickly return to them.
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When you have been... When you have been compelled by circumstances to be disturbed in a manner, quickly return to yourself and do not continue out of tune longer than the compulsion lasts.
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When you have done... When you have done a good act and another has received it, why do you look for a third thing besides these, as fools do, either to have the reputation of having done a good act or to obtain a return?
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When you have trouble... When you have trouble getting out of bed in the morning, remember that your defining characteristic – what defines a human being — is to work with others. Even animals know how to sleep. And it’s the characteristic activity that’s the more natural one – more innate and more satisfying.
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When you wake up... When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: The people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous and surly… None of them can hurt me. Don’t waste the rest of your time here worrying about other people… It will keep you from doing anything useful. Why do you not rather act than complain?
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When you wish to... When you wish to delight yourself, think of the virtues of those who live with you; for instance, the activity of one, the modesty of another, the liberality of a third, and some other good quality of a fourth.
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When you’re called upon... When you’re called upon to speak, then speak, but never about banalities like gladiators, horses, sports, food and drink – common-place stuff. Above all don’t gossip about people, praising, blaming or comparing them.
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Whenever anyone criticizes or... Whenever anyone criticizes or wrongs you, remember that they are only doing or saying what they think is right. They cannot be guided by your views, only their own; so if their views are wrong, they are the ones who suffer insofar as they are misguided.
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Whenever externals are more... Whenever externals are more important to you than your own integrity, then be prepared to serve them the remainder of your life.
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Whenever you are about... Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question: What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize?
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Where a man can... Where a man can live, he can also live well.
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Whether it is a... Whether it is a dispersion, or a resolution into atoms, or annihilation, it is either extinction or change.
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Whether the universe is... Whether the universe is a concourse of atoms, or nature is a system, let this first be established: that I am a part of the whole that is governed by nature; next, that I stand in some intimate connection with other kindred parts.
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Which is recorded of... Which is recorded of Socrates, that he was able both to abstain from, and to enjoy, those things which many are too weak to abstain from, and cannot enjoy without excess. But to be strong enough both to bear the one and to be sober in the other is the mark of a man who has a perfect and invincible soul.
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While you live, while... While you live, while it is in your power, be good.
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Who exactly are these... Who exactly are these people that you want to be admired by? Aren’t they the same people you are in the habit of calling crazy? And is this your life ambition, then – to win the approval of lunatics?
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Who wants to live... Who wants to live with delusion and prejudice, being unjust, undisciplined, mean and ungrateful? ‘No one.’ No bad person, then, lives the way he wants, and no bad man is free.
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Whoever does wrong, wrongs... Whoever does wrong, wrongs himself; whoever does injustice, does it to himself, making himself evil.
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Why are we still... Why are we still lazy, indifferent and dull? Why do we look for excuses to avoid training and exercising our powers of reason?
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Why should we feel... Why should we feel anger at the world? As if the world would notice?
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With respect to what... With respect to what may happen to you from without, consider that it happens either by chance or according to Providence, and you must neither blame chance nor accuse Providence.
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With what are you... With what are you discontented? With the badness of men? Recall to your mind this conclusion, that rational animals exist for one another, and that to endure is a part of justice, and that men do wrong involuntarily.
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Yes, keep on degrading... Yes, keep on degrading yourself, soul. But soon your chance at dignity will be gone. Everyone gets one life. Yours is almost used up, and instead of treating yourself with respect, you have entrusted your own happiness to the souls of others.
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Yes, you can –... Yes, you can – if you do everything as if it were the last thing you were doing in life, and stop being aimless, stop letting your emotions override what your mind tells you, stop being hypocritical, self-centered, irritable.
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You always own the... You always own the option of having no opinion. There is never any need to get worked up or to trouble your soul about things you can't control. These things are not asking to be judged by you. Leave them alone.
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You are a little... You are a little soul carrying about a corpse, as Epictetus used to say.
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You are composed of... You are composed of three things: body, breath (life), intelligence. Of these the first two are yours insofar as it is your duty to take care of them; but the third alone is truly yours.
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You can commit injustice... You can commit injustice by doing nothing.
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You can discard most... You can discard most of the junk that clutters your mind – things that exist only there – and clear out space for yourself.
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You can pass your... You can pass your life in an equable flow of happiness if you can follow the right way and think and act in the right way.
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You could leave life... You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think.
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You don’t have to... You don’t have to turn this into something. It doesn’t have to upset you. Things can’t shape our decisions by themselves.
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You don’t love yourself... You don’t love yourself enough. Or you’d love your nature too, and what it demands of you.
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You have leisure or... You have leisure or ability to check arrogance: you have leisure to be superior to pleasure and pain: you have leisure to be superior to love of fame, and not to be vexed at stupid and ungrateful people, nay even to care for them.
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You have power over... You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
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You might as well... You might as well get on your knees and pray that your nose won’t run. A better idea would be to wipe your nose and forgo the prayer. The point is, isn’t there anything God gave you for your present problem?
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You must become an... You must become an old man in good time if you wish to be an old man long.
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You ought to realize,... You ought to realize, you take up very little space in the world as a whole – your body, that is; in reason, however, you yield to no one, not even to the gods, because reason is not measured in size but sense. So why not care for that side of you, where you and the gods are equals?
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You see how few... You see how few things you have to do to live a satisfying and reverent life? If you can manage this, that’s all even the gods can ask of you.
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You will give yourself... You will give yourself relief, if you do every act of your life as if it were the last.
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You’re subject to sorrow,... You’re subject to sorrow, fear, jealousy, anger and inconsistency. That’s the real reason you should admit that you are not wise.
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Your days are numbered.... Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun. If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it.
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Your faults as a... Your faults as a son is my failure as a father.
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Your life is short.... Your life is short. You must turn to profit the present by the aid of reason and justice.
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Your mind will take... Your mind will take the shape of what you frequently hold in thought, for the human spirit is colored by such impressions.
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