A candour affected is a dagger concealed. "Meditations" book 9.

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A little flesh, a little breath, and a Reason to rule all - that is myself. "Meditations" book 2.

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A man does not sin by commission only, but often by ommission. "Meditations" book 9.

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By a tranquil mind I mean nothing else than a mind well ordered. Meditations

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How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.

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How much time he gains who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks, but only at what he does himself, to make it just and holy. Meditations

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How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks.

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How ridiculous and unrealistic is the man who is astonished at anything that happens in life.

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If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

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If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

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