Don't fear the gods, Don't worry about death; What is good is easy to get, and What is terrible is easy to endure.
Being under stress is like being stranded in a body of water. If you panic, it will cause you to flail around so that the water rushes into your lungs and creates further distress. Yet, by calmly collecting yourself and using controlled breathing you remain afloat with ease.
When we fully understand the brevity of life, its fleeting joys and unavoidable pains; when we accept the facts that all men and women are approaching an inevitable doom: the consciousness of it should make us more kindly and considerate of each other. This feeling should make men and women use their best efforts to help their fellow travelers on the road, to make the path brighter and easier as we journey on. It should bring a closer kinship, a better understanding, and a deeper sympathy for the wayfarers who must live a common life and die a common death.
I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life.
Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease.
If you desire ease, forsake learning.
Poise: the ability to be ill at ease inconspicuously.