“Patience attracts happiness; it brings near that which is far.” Swahili Proverb
“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
“A flower blooming in the desert proves to the world that adversity, no matter how great, can be overcome.”
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”
“Dig deep within yourself, for there is a fountain of goodness ever ready to flow if you will keep digging.”
“The vulgar crowd always is taken by appearances, and the world consists chiefly of the vulgar.”
“Freedom is the name of virtue: Slavery, of vice…. None is a slave whose acts are free.”
“Begin the morning by saying to yourself, I shall meet with the busybody, the ungrateful, arrogant, deceitful, envious, unsocial. All these things happen to them by reason of their ignorance of what is good and evil. … I can neither be injured by any of them, for no one can fix on me what is ugly, nor can I be angry with my kinsman, nor hate him.” -Marcus Aurelius
In a world of empty consumerism, self discipline may give your life meaning beyond consumption.
When morals no longer exist, people cling to government and censorship for solutions.