One's own self conquered is better than all other people.
Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone.
For hatred does not cease by hatred at any time hatred ceases by love - this is an old rule.
Speak the truth, do not yield to anger give, if thou art asked for little by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.
Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.
Do not speak harshly to any one those who are spoken to will answer thee in the same way. Angry speech is painful blows for blows will touch thee.
Do not speak harshly to any one; those who are spoken to will answer thee in the same way. Angry speech is painful: blows for blows will touch thee.
If one speaks or acts with a cruel mind, misery follows, as the cart follows the horse... If one speaks or acts with a pure mind, happiness follows, as a shadow follows its source.
Better than power over all the earth, better than going to heaven and better than dominion over the worlds is the joy of the man who enters the river of life that leads to Non-Being.