Quotes of Marcus Aurelius

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

- Marcus Aurelius

“ Whatever is in any way beautiful hath its source of beauty in itself, and is complete in itself; praise forms no part of it. So it is none the worse nor the better for being praised. ”

- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

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

- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

“ Remember this-that there is a proper dignity and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act of life. ”

- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

“ In the morning, when you are sluggish about getting up, let this thought be present: 'I am rising to a man's work.' ”

- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

“ How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks. ”

- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

“ Waste no more time talking about great souls and how they should be. Become one yourself! ”

- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

“ If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment. ”

- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

“ 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. ”

- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

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

- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

“ Only that you do the right thing, nothing else matters. ”

- Marcus Aurelius

“ A man when he has done a good act, does not call out for others to come and see, but he goes on to another act, as a vine goes on to produce again the grapes in season. ”

- Marcus Aurelius

“ Be tolerant with others and strict with yourself. ”

- Marcus Aurelius

“ Get a move on…Don’t worry whether anyone will give you credit for it…Be satisfied with even the smallest progress, and treat the outcome of it all as unimportant. ”

- Marcus Aurelius

“ Everything that happens happens as it should, and if you observe carefully, you will find this to be so. ”

- Marcus Aurelius

“ You can discard most of the junk that clutters your mind – things that exist only there – and clear out space for yourself. ”

- Marcus Aurelius

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

- Marcus Aurelius

“ Nothing happens to anybody which he is not fitted by nature to bear. ”

- Marcus Aurelius

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

- Marcus Aurelius

“ 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. ”

- Marcus Aurelius

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

- Marcus Aurelius

“ Each day provides its own gifts. ”

- Marcus Aurelius

“ To live happily is an inward power of the soul. ”

- Marcus Aurelius

“ Confine yourself to the present. ”

- Marcus Aurelius

“ Remind yourself that your task is to be a good human being. ”

- Marcus Aurelius

“ To refrain from imitation is the best revenge. ”

- Marcus Aurelius

“ The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury. ”

- Marcus Aurelius

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

- Marcus Aurelius

“ Death smiles at us all, but all a man can do is smile back. ”

- Marcus Aurelius

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

- Marcus Aurelius
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