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The act of dying is one of the acts of life.
[Acts]
 

The art of living is more like that of wrestling than of dancing. The main thing is to stand firm and be ready for an unforeseen attack.
[Art]
 

The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
 

The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.
[Courage]
 

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
[Thought]
 

The longest-lived and the shortest-lived man, when they come to die, lose one and the same thing.
 

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.
 

The one thing worth living for is to keep one's soul pure.
[Goals]
 

The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away.
 

The passing minute is every man's equal possession but what has once gone by is not ours.
[Time]
 

The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious.
 

The sexual embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer.
 

The sole life which a man can lose is that which he is living at the moment.
 

The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.
 

The true worth of a man is to be measured by the objects he pursues.
[Goals]
 

The universal order and the personal order are nothing but different expressions and manifestations of a common underlying principle.
 

The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.
[Change]
 

There is change in all things. You yourself are subject to continual change and some decay, and this is common to the entire universe.
[Change]
 

There is no man so blessed that some who stand by his deathbed won't hail the occasion with delight.
 

There is nothing happens to any person but what was in his power to go through with.
 


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