Lao Tzu: Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
Marcus Aurelius: You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
Lao Tzu: He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.
Marcus Aurelius: The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
Lao Tzu: A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Marcus Aurelius: Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Lao Tzu: To know yet to think that one does not know is best; Not to know yet to think that one knows will lead to difficulty.