"Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Marcus Aurelius on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Marcus Aurelius on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Marcus Aurelius on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Marcus Aurelius on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Marcus Aurelius on Ernest Hemingway
"How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it."
"Anger cannot be dishonest."
"The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing."
"When thou art above measure angry, bethink thee how momentary is man's life."
"Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself. Praise is no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise."