No amount of prosperity, no amount of difficulty, is certain or forever. A triumph becomes a trial, a trial becomes a triumph. Life can change in an instant. Remember today, how often does.
— Ryan Holiday
Think of the whole universe of matter and how small your share. Think about the expanse of time and how brief — almost momentary — the part marked for you. Think of the workings of fate and how infinitesimal your role.
— Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 5.24 —
Daily Touch of Inspirations
November 5th: A higher power
Ryan Holiday, The 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
Keep this thought handy when you fee a fit of rage coming on- it isn't manly to be enraged. Rather, gentleness and civility are more human, and therefore manlier. A real man doesn't give way to anger and discontent, and such a person has strength, courage and endurance- unlike the angry and complaining. The nearer a man comes to a calm mind, the close he is to strength.
—Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 11.18.5b