Nurture your mind with great thoughts.
I wondered what else in my life I perceived to be wrong or difficult instead of exploring to understand the true purpose.
Look at frustration as a positive thing. It is the frustration that drives you to improve.
Why does a slight tax increase cost you 200 dollars and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?
It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends a ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centres of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the walls of oppression and resistance.
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
A sword never kills anybody it’s a tool in the killer’s hand. From Ad Lucilium Epistulae Morales, Letters to Lucilius on Morals, Letter 87, c.63-65