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Marcus Aurelius
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You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. Marcus Aurelius | emperor

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 | emperor

The things you think about determine the quality of your mind. Your soul takes on the color of your thoughts. Marcus Aurelius | emperor
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Waste no more time arguing about what a good person should be. Be one. Marcus Aurelius | emperor

Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect. Marcus Aurelius | emperor


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 | emperor

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

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe. Marcus Aurelius | emperor

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

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

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

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

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

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

The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away. Marcus Aurelius | emperor

Your life is what your thoughts make it. Marcus Aurelius | emperor
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The wise man sees in the misfortune of others what he should avoid. Marcus Aurelius | emperor

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

Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present. Marcus Aurelius | emperor

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 | emperor

Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil. Marcus Aurelius | emperor
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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 | emperor

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

Every man's life lies within the present; for the past is spent and done with, and the future is uncertain. Marcus Aurelius | emperor

A man's life is what his thoughts make of it. Marcus Aurelius | emperor

Where a man can live, he can also live well. Marcus Aurelius | emperor

Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good; and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig. Marcus Aurelius | emperor

The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts. Marcus Aurelius | emperor

I have often wondered how it is everyone loves himself more than the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than the opinions of others. Marcus Aurelius | emperor
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