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Marcus Aurelius quotes

Be content with what you are, and wish not change; nor dread your last day, nor long for it.

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

Let men see, let them know, a real man, who lives as he was meant to live.

Observe constantly that all things take place by change, and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are, and to make new things like them.

Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely.

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.

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.

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

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

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

Poverty is the mother of crime.

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.

Execute every act of thy life as though it were thy last.

To refrain from imitation is the best revenge.

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.

Forward, as occasion offers. Never look round to see whether any shall note it... Be satisfied with success in even the smallest matter, and think that even such a result is no trifle.

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

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.

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.