We live, move and have our being under sentence of death. This is not bad news—unless birth is.
If you know what you want to do, and if you really know it, then nobody on earth will be able to prevent you from doing it.
Fidelity is not an achievement; it’s man’s natural state. See what a mess is created when we profane ourselves, when we behave in a way that is contrary to our own best interests.
We can cope with anything that happens. The difficulty, anyway, is not what happens but that we are unaware of our assets.
No one has power to ruin my life. Am I ruined? Then I ruined myself. This is the realization that allowed Socrates to say, “You can kill me but you cannot hurt me.”