It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from desires that make us their puppets, and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service of the flesh.
Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else.
Death, like birth, is a secret of Nature.
Be content with what you are, and wish not change nor dread your last day, nor long for it.
Observe constantly that all things take place by change, and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are, and to make new things like them.
The universe is change our life is what our thoughts make it.
Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight.
To refrain from imitation is the best revenge.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
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.
When thou art above measure angry, bethink thee how momentary is man's life.
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.