The more you say the more likely you are to say something foolish.
— Robert Greene
Remember that it's not only the desire for wealth and position that debases and subjugates us, but also the desire for peace, leisure, travel, and learning. It doesn't matter what the external thing is, the value we place on it subjugates us to another... where our heart is set, there our impediment lies.
— Epictetus, Discourses, 4.4.1-2; 15
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
Daily Touch of Inspirations
February 3rd: The source of your anxiety
Ryan Holiday, The 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God,which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.