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

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
  • Happiness

Waste no more time arguing about what a good person should be. Be one. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • perfection

The things you think about determine the quality of your mind. Your soul takes on the color of your thoughts. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • mind

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


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
  • attitude

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

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
  • morning

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

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

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

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
  • Love

If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • Integrity

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

Remember that very little is needed to make a happy life. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • Happiness

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

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

Your life is what your thoughts make it. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • Life

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

Do every act of your life as if it were your last. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • Actions

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
  • Future

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
  • Goodness

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
  • Self

Let not your mind run on what you lack as much as on what you have already. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • Satisfaction

How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • Opinion

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. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • escape

Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • Loss

The sexual embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • compared

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • life

To live happily is an inward power of the soul. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • Soul

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • Fear

That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • Conservation

What we cannot bear removes us from life; what remains can be borne. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • philosophy

If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • Judging

Men exist for the sake of one another. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • Help

Our life is what our thoughts make it. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • life

Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • inspirational

Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • nowhere

Poverty is the mother of crime. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • crime

To understand the true quality of people, you must look into their minds, and examine their pursuits and aversions. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • People

Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • Life

Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • Insults

Everything that exists is in a manner the seed of that which will be. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • Fate


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