“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius

“The purpose of life is not to be happy, but to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” – Marcus Aurelius

“Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.” – Marcus Aurelius

“Choose not to be harmed – and you won’t feel harmed. Don’t feel harmed – and you haven’t been.” – Marcus Aurelius

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” – Marcus Aurelius

“Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.” – Seneca

“We must be willing to roll with the punches, to adapt to new circumstances, and to persevere in the face of adversity.” – Seneca

“The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today… The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.” – Seneca

“No person has the power to have everything they want, but it is within our power to want everything we have.” – Seneca

“To be everywhere is to be nowhere.” – Seneca

“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” – Epictetus

“Don’t let the force of an impression when it first hits you knock you off your feet; just say to it: Hold on a moment; let me see who you are and what you represent.” – Epictetus MY FIRST CHRISTMAS WITH YOU QUOTES

“Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.” – Epictetus

“It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.” – Epictetus

“Success is not about accumulating possessions, but about living a virtuous and fulfilling life.” – Epictetus

“Don’t explain your philosophy. Embody it.” – Epictetus

“What lies in the power of each person is what is within: the choice of what to accept and what to reject.” – Epictetus

“If a person gave away your body to some passerby, you’d be furious. Yet you hand over your mind to anyone who comes along, so they may abuse you, leaving it disturbed and troubled — have you no shame in that?” – Epictetus

“The more we value things outside our control, the less control we have.” – Epictetus

“It is not the man who has too little that is poor, but the one who craves more.” – Seneca

“True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.” – Seneca

“A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.” – Seneca

“Take care of your body as if you were going to live forever; and take care of your soul as if you were going to die tomorrow.” – Marcus Aurelius