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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.

Death, like birth, is a secret of Nature.

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.

That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees.

Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight.

Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear.

Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else.

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

To refrain from imitation is the best revenge.