Here is a test to see if your mission on earth is finished. If you are alive, it isn't.
If you will take my advice you will think little of Socrates, and a great deal more of truth.
For in every ill turn of fortune the most unhappy sort of misfortune is to have been happy.
I deepen my experience of God through prayer, meditation, and forgiveness.
It may be argued that peoples for whom philosophers legislate are always prosperous.
The secret of happiness, you see is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.
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.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.
When we face problems with compassion, sincerity, and good motivation, our solutions may take longer, but ultimately they are better.
If you hate a person, then you’re defeated by them.
No amount of anxiety makes any difference to anything that is going to happen.
If you are depressed you are living in the past, if you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.
The more man mediates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
Philosophy begins in wonder.
Everything is flux.
All men by nature desire to know.
I think, therefore I am. (cogito ergo sum).
All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
Time heals what reason cannot.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
God, of course, is the greatest philosopher of all.
What the first philosopher taught the last will have to repeat.
If I had a philosophy, it's that I support the beautiful side of anarchy.
One change leaves the way open for the introduction of others.
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
Happiness is the feeling that power increases, that resistance is being overcome.
Life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.