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Marcus Aurelius Quotes

By on May 3, 2013

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

Marcus Aurelius Quotes

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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.

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.

Our life is what our thoughts make it.

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

Confine yourself to the present.

You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.

I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than on the opinions of others.

Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.

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.

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

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

A man’s worth is no greater than his ambitions.

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.

Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.

A man should be upright, not be kept upright.

The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.

Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.

The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious.

The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away.

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