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Marcus Aurelius

 

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121 180), was Roman emperor from 161 to 180 and a Stoic philosopher.

    

 

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Marcus Aurelius wisdom quotes

The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away.

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Marcus Aurelius wisdom quotes

Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive − to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.

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It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.

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.

You have power over your mind − not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.

The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.

The universe is transformation: life is opinion.

To the wise, life is a problem; to the fool, a solution.

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.

Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil.

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.

Do every act of your life as if it were your last.

Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also.

A man should be upright, not be kept upright.

Let not your mind run on what you lack as much as on what you have already.

A man's worth is no greater than his ambitions.

A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.

The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away.

We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne.

Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live.

Here is the rule to remember in the future, When anything tempts you to be bitter: not, 'This is a misfortune' but 'To bear this worthily is good fortune.'
We are too much accustomed to attribute to a single cause that which is the product of several, and the majority of our controversies come from that.
Begin - to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished.
If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.
Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.
Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
To live happily is an inward power of the soul.
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
Each day provides its own gifts.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself. Praise is no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise.
I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than on the opinions of others.
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.
Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too.
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from desires that make us their puppets, and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service of the flesh.


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It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.

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.

Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.

Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.

How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.

The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away.

Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marcus Aurelius wisdom quotes

You have power over your mind − not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

Marcus Aurelius

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marcus Aurelius wisdom quotes

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.

Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.

Marcus Aurelius

 

 

Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig.

You have power over your mind − not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.

Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts.

Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.

Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.

Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig.

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.

Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.