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

    638
  2. The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.

    594
  3. 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.

    282
  4. Our life is what our thoughts make it.

    229
  5. The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.

    199
  6. Remember that very little is needed to make a happy life.

    181
  7. Your life is what your thoughts make it.

    172
  8. Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.

    150
  9. A man's life is what his thoughts make of it.

    117
  10. Every man's life lies within the present; for the past is spent and done with, and the future is uncertain.

    82

The complete list of 769 Marcus Aurelius sayings