Epictetus — Greek Philosopher

Epictetus was a Greek speaking Stoic philosopher. He was born a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia, and lived in Rome until his banishment, when he went to Nicopolis in north-western Greece for the rest of his life. His teachings were written down and published by his pupil Arrian in his Discourses... (wikipedia)

We should not moor a ship with one anchor, or our life with one hope.
Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.
The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.
We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.
First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.