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“One should speak little with others and much with oneself.” – Danish Proverb

“Nine-tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.” – Alan Alda

“Simplicity is the end result of long, hard work, not the starting point.” –  Frederick Maitland 

“Just because it’s not what you were expecting, doesn’t mean it’s not everything you need right now.” – Paulo Coelho

“I am afraid that our eyes are bigger than our stomachs, and that we have more curiosity than understanding. We grasp at everything, but catch nothing except wind.” – Michel de Montaigne

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. Say you’re running and you think, “Man, this hurts, I can’t take it anymore”. The “hurt” part is an unavoidable reality, but whether or not you can stand anymore is up to the runner himself.” – Haruki Murakami

“Expectation is the grandfather of disappointment. The world can never own a man who wants nothing.” – Wu Hsin 

“No person has the power to have everything they want, but it is in their power not to want what they don’t have, and to cheerfully put to good use what they do have.” – Seneca

“If you can’t love, accept. If you can’t accept, understand. If you can’t understand, respect. If you can’t respect, ignore. If you can’t ignore, grow up.” – Maxime Lagacé

“Happiness is about learning how to ignore that which doesn’t really matter.” – Thibaut 

“Be here now. Don’t anticipate. Don’t yearn for things of the past. Let the past go with forgiveness. And let the future go with no anticipation.” – Ram Dass

“Rejoice in the things that are present; all else is beyond thee.” – Michel de Montaigne

“Happiness cannot consist in things governed by chance.” – Boethius

“Who has the greatest possessions? He who wants least.” – Publius Syrus

“The brave man is he who overcomes not only his enemies but his pleasures.” – Democritus

“A great man is one who has not lost the child’s heart.” – Mencius

“The most important knowledge is that which guides the way you lead your life.” – Leo Tolstoy

“If you are a mariner, let landsmen’s business alone.” – Publius Syrus

“In abundance prepare for scarcity.” – Mencius

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