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Be Unshakable

by kamika eleanor 7 months ago in quotes
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50+ Stoic quotes 6th, 10th, 15th, 18th, 40th, 47th gets me every time

  1. When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is
  2. To be alive to breathe to think to enjoy, to love.
  3. The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.
  4. Look well into thyself there is a source of strength which will always spring up as our world always
  5. Do not indulge in dreams of having what you have not, but I reckon up the chief of the blessings you do possess and then thankfully remember I would crave them if they were not yours
  6. The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
  7. Here is a rule to remember: in future when anything tempts you to feel bitter not this is misfortune, but to bear this worthily is good fortune.
  8. Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny for what could more aptly fit your needs
  9. To live a good life, we all have the potential for it if we learn to be indifferent to what makes no difference
  10. Think of yourself as dead, you have lived your life now take what's left and live it properly
  11. death smiles at us all, but all a man can do is smile back
  12. the best revenge is not to be like your enemy
  13. your mind will take the shape of what you frequently hold in thought of the human spirit is colored by such impressions
  14. The impediment to action advances action what stands in the way becomes the way
  15. You have power of your mind not outside events, realize this, and you will find strength
  16. It is not death that a man should fear but he should fear never beginning to live
  17. very little is needed to make a happy life, it is all within yourself in your way of thinking
  18. loss is nothing else but change and change is nature's delight
  19. no man's true delight is to do the things he was made for
  20. true happiness is to enjoy the present without anxious dependence upon
  21. the future not to amuse ourselves we either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient for he that is so wants nothing
  22. Begin at once to live, count each separate day as a separate life
  23. It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare it is because we do not dare that things are difficult
  24. We all sorely complain of the shortness of time and yet have much more than we know what to do with our lives are either spent in doing nothing at all or in doing nothing to the purpose or in doing nothing that we ought to do, we are always complaining that our days are few and acting as though there would be no end of them
  25. A gem cannot be polished without friction nor a man defected without trials
  26. The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity
  27. Every night before going to sleep, we must ask ourselves what weakness did I overcome today what virtue did I acquire
  28. Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack
  29. Life is never incomplete if it is an honorable one at whatever point you leave life if you leave it in the right way it is home
  30. We suffer more often in imagination than in reality, you want to live but do you know how to live you are scared of dying, but tell me is the kind of life you lead really any different to being dead
  31. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach a wise man is contented with his lot whatever it may be
  32. Man is affected not by events, but by the view he takes of Them
  33. As is a tail so his life not how long it is but how good it is what matters
  34. Sometimes even to live is an act of courage
  35. If you really want to escape the things that Haress you what you're needing is not to be in a different place, but to be a different person
  36. Until we have begun to go without them, we fail to realize how unnecessary many things are we've been using them, not because we needed them, but because we had them
  37. He suffers more than necessary, who suffers before it is necessary
  38. hang on, do your youthful enthusiasms you'll be able to use them better when you are older
  39. It is not the man who has too little but the man who craves more that is poor
  40. If a man knows not to which court he sails no wind is favorable
  41. luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity
  42. from this instant on vowed to stop disappointing yourself separate yourself from the mob decide to be extraordinary and do what you need to do now
  43. if you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid
  44. No great thing is created suddenly any more than a bunch of grapes or a fade if you tell me that you desire a fig, I will answer that there must be time, let it first blossom then bear fruit then ripen
  45. when you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings then you will forget your anger
  46. the trials you encounter will introduce you to your strengths, remain steadfast and one day you will build something that endures something worthy of your potential
  47. the world turns aside to let any man pass who knows where he is going
  48. attach yourself to what is spiritually superior regardless of what other people think or do hold to your true aspirations no matter what is going on around you
  49. You may fare to my leg but Zeus himself cannot get the better of my free will
  50. On the occasion of every accident that befalls you remember to turn to yourself and inquire what power you have for turning it to use
  51. It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures but the foolish to be a slave to them
  52. the key is to keep company only with people who uplift you whose presence calls false your best
  53. be discriminating about what images and ideas you permit into your mind
  54. no man is free who is not a master of himself
  55. if anyone tells you that a certain person speaks ill of you, do not make excuses about what is said of you but answer, he was ignorant of my other faults else he would not have mentioned these alone
  56. it is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows
  57. do not seek to have events happen as you wish, but wish them to happen as they do happen and all will be well with you

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