"Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it."
Confucius (551-479 BC)
"Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens. Some things are up to us and some things are not up to us....
Any delusion on this point leads to the greatest errors, misfortunes, and troubles, and to the slavery of the soul."
Epictetus (55- 135 AD, a slave that died a free man)
"Whoe'er yields properly to Fate is deemed
Wise among men, and knows the laws of Heaven."
"Anytus and Meletus may indeed kill me, but they cannot harm me."
"And they said: At the head of all understanding – IS REALIZING WHAT IS and what cannot be, and the consoling of what is not in our power to change."
Solomon ibn Gabirol (~1021-1070; Malaga- Valencia).
"Lumineaza-mi intunericul. Lumineaza-mi intunericul."
Grigore Palama (1296–1359)
"God, give me grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.
Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace...
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life..."
Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971)
"Doamne, trimite-mi lumina Ta si adevarul Tau."