The Shield Of Stoicism
You have power over your mind - not outside events.
Realize this, and you will find strength.
Very little is needed to make a happy life;
it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
If you are distressed by anything external,
the pain is not due to the thing itself,
but to your estimate of it;
and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy,
which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today.
You are arranging what lies in Fortune’s control,
and abandoning what lies in yours.
What are you looking at?
To what goal are you straining?
The whole future lies in uncertainty: