Become aware of your own insufficiency.
It is more difficult to rule yourself than to rule a city.
Accept the terrible responsibility of life with eyes wide open.
Free speech is not just another value. It's the foundation of Western civilization.
Don't compare yourself with other people; compare yourself with who you were yesterday.
If you learn a martial art, you learn to be dangerous, but simultaneously, you learn to control it.
There's no doubt that inequality destabilizes societies. I think the social science evidence on that front is crystal clear.
I don't tell people, 'You're okay the way that you are.' That's not the right story. The right story is, 'You're way less than you could be.'
If you're not going to be rewarded for your virtues, and instead you're going to be punished for them, then what's your motivation to continue?
The truth is something that burns. It burns off dead wood. And people don't like having the dead wood burnt off, often because they're 95 percent dead wood.
You are going to pay a price for every thing you do and every thing you don't do. You don't ge to choose to not pay a price. You get to choose which poison you're going to take.
Adopt responsibility for your own well-being, try to put your family together, try to serve your community, try to seek for eternal truth... That's the sort of thing that can ground you in your life, enough so that you can withstand the difficulty of life.