1. Man without virtue is the worst of all animals. -Plato
2. Go placidly amid the noise and haste and remember what peace there may be in silence.
3. Violence Does in Truth Recoil Upon the Violent
AND THE SCHEMER FALLS INTO THE PIT WHICH HE DIGS FOR ANOTHER. -Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
4. Be kind. Remember everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
-"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation." -Henry David Thoreau
5. “As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.” -Henry David Thoreau
6. “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” -Albert Camus
7. “Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one's head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.” -Oscar Wilde
8. "A single gentle rain makes the grass many shades greener. So our prospects brighten on the influx of better thoughts. We should be blessed if we lived in the present always, and took advantage of every accident that befell us.” -Henry David Thoreau
9. "Hold, unhappy man, be not swept along with your impressions! Great is the struggle, divine the task; the prize is a kingdom, freedom, serenity, peace." -Epictetus
10. "You will learn by experience that what philosophers say is true, though it may be contrary to opinion, it is assuredly not contrary to Reason. You will also learn that none of these things that are commonly adored and sought after (wealth, fame, etc) are of any good to those who attain them. Before one has attained them, there is the impression that when they come one will be possessed of all things good. Then, when they do come, the burning heat is just as bad, there is the same tossing of the sea, the same sense of surfeit, the same desire for what one does not have. For satisfying yourself, however briefly, with your desire only strengthens its hold over you. It is only by destroying your desire that freedom is acquired." -Epictetus iirc
11. "For calm, for peace of mind, for sleeping when you are asleep, and being awake when you are awake, for fearing nothing, for being in great anxiety about nothing, you must accept no small troubles and must not miss small things. You cannot be unwilling to give up anything or make exertion. You cannot be continually giving attention to both externals and your governing principle. If you want one, let the other one go or you will be drawn in both directions and have neither." -Epictetus
"Just as the ocean has a single taste, the taste of salt, so this Dhamma and Discipline has a single taste, the taste of release."