Aphorism !

Everyone looks at your broad chest and feels wow
But the cuts behind your back are invisible to all

Everyone cheers you for your sixes
No one appreciates when you are duck out

Everyone looks at the shape of your muscles
But no one looks at the number of hours you have put behind

The burns on your skin
The patches of healed wounds
The cuts of various accidents

The roughness of life, rubbing against your skin, you are bound to grow tougher !

The seeker will always be faced with what he is seeking

I melt in your love to become the carpet under your feet !

If you can keep your things organised your life will declutter

We all learn to live with pain
Sometimes mild
Sometimes severe

There is one person in the group who comes to the beach but doesn’t step into the water !

In my heart there is a little heartbeat that is yours.

However hard I want to fight with you, inside of me drop all the guards and weapons, which leaves me with nothing to fight with and fight for !

We all learn to leave with a broken leg, which isn’t actually broken !

We all struggle in our own created world !

When you are hit by life
You either become successful or you become a philosopher or a poet or a teacher

We all want good life but only a few are ready to do what it takes

If someone doesn’t behave like a grown up…you have no responsibility, don’t take on yourself.

Once you realise that there are preferences of people and they can be different from your own – you will be a complete human.

First you ask
Then it becomes your habit to ask
Then you keep on asking
Then you become dependent

Either we adjust to live with what we have Or we work towards getting what we want

We are so lost in making life that we forget to live life

When we actually do hardwork, all the unnecessary drag about life is lost.

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Quotes by Seneca

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.

If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.

There are more things, Lucilius, that frighten us than injure us, and we suffer more in imagination than in reality.

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.

A great mind becomes a great fortune.

A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer’s hand.

Quotes by Epictetus

Epictetus (c. 55 – 135 AD) was a Greek Stoic philosopher. He was born a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia(Turkey). His teachings were written down and published by his pupil Arrian in his Discourses and Enchiridion.

Epictetus taught that philosophy is a way of life and not just a theoretical discipline. To Epictetus, all external events are beyond our control; we should accept calmly and dispassionately whatever happens. However, individuals are responsible for their own actions, which they can examine and control through rigorous self-discipline.

Below are some quotes by Epictetus

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.

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

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.

No man is free who is not master of himself.

Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.

Only the educated are free.

Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.

Some things are up to us and some are not up to us and we must act accordingly, taking responsibility for planning and enacting what we can with virtue without becoming upset or disheartened by obstacles and reverses beyond our control.