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Marcus Aurelius
Jesus Christ
Pliny The Elder

Quotes and sayings from famous roman authors
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. Marcus Aurelius

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

It's not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It's because we dare not venture that they are difficult. Lucius Annaeus Seneca ( The Younger )
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Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise. Cato The Elder

Cowards die many times before their actual deaths Julius Caesar

The things you think about determine the quality of your mind. Your soul takes on the color of your thoughts. Marcus Aurelius
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Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect. Marcus Aurelius

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

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

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. Marcus Annaeus Seneca (Seneca the Elder)

The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity. Marcus Annaeus Seneca (Seneca the Elder)

Death smiles at us all, all a man can do is smile back. Marcus Aurelius

The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury. Marcus Aurelius

Words will not fail when the matter is well considered. Horace

Freedom is a possession of inestimable value. Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. Marcus Annaeus Seneca (Seneca the Elder)

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. Marcus Aurelius
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If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it. Marcus Aurelius

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

Remember that very little is needed to make a happy life. Marcus Aurelius

Your life is what your thoughts make it. Marcus Aurelius
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The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk. Marcus Tullius Cicero

A room without books is like a body without a soul. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero.Lat., Seize the day, put no trust in tomorrow. Horace

The wise man sees in the misfortune of others what he should avoid. Marcus Aurelius

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

Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience, which is the parent of instruction and the schoolmaster of life. Horace

Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness. Marcus Annaeus Seneca (Seneca the Elder)

Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment. Horace

The hatred of relatives is the most violent. Tacitus

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