"Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn't calculate his happiness."
~ Fyodor Dostoevsky


"You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength."
~ Marcus Aurelius


"I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
~ Frank Herbert - Dune


"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts"
~ Marcus Aurelius


"Neither pleasure nor pain should enter as motives when one must do what must be done."
~ Julius Evola


"The men of today boast of the ever growing extent of the modifications they impose on the world, and the consequence is that everything is thereby made more and more 'artificial'"
~ Rene Guenon


"But how could you live and have no story to tell?"
~ Fyodor Dostoevsky


"Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most"
~ Fyodore Dostoevsky


"Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one."
~ Marcus Aurelius


"Let us repeat this: inner action must precede all other action."
~ Julius Evola


"It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live."
~ Marcus Aurelius


"True ideas do not change or develop, but remain as they are in the timeless present."
~ Rene Guenon


"The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month"
~ Fyodor Dostoevsky


"I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinion of himself than on the opinion of others"
~ Marcus Aurelius