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Marcus Aurelius Quotes

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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.

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.

The universal order and the personal order are nothing but different expressions and manifestations of a common underlying principle.

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.

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.

Death, like birth, is a secret of Nature.

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

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

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

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

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

When thou art above measure angry, bethink thee how momentary is man's life.

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.

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.

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.

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