Quotes by Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius



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

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

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

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 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

Do every act of your life as if it were your last. Marcus Aurelius

Live not as though there were a thousand years ahead of you. Fate is at your elbow; make yourself good while life and power are still yours. Marcus Aurelius

Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil. Marcus Aurelius
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He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe. Marcus Aurelius

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


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