Marcus Aurelius

121 - 180

A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on mind and reflection

Let not your mind run on what you lack as much as on what you have already. Of the things you have, select the best: and then reflect how eagerly they would have been sought if you did not have them.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on death

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The constant recollection of death is the test of human conduct.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on blessings, brevity, giving, journeys, laws, life, and nature

Spend your brief moment according to nature's law, and serenely greet the journey's end as an olive falls when it is ripe, blessing the branch that bare it, and giving thanks to the tree that gave it life.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on beginning, death, and fear

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

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on art, contentment, dogs, good, horses, justice, nature, seasons, and service

As a horse when he has run, a dog when he has caught the game, a bee when it has made the honey, so a man when he has done a good act does not call out for others to come and see, but he goes on to another act, as a vine goes on to produce again the grapes in season. Must a man then be one of these, who in a manner acts thus without observing it? Yes. What more dost thou want when thou hast done a man a service? Art thou not content that thou hast done something conformable to thy nature, and dost thou seek to be paid for it, just as if the eye demanded a recompense for seeing, or the feet should demand a recompense for walking?

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on life

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How ridiculous and unrealistic is the man who is astonished at anything that happens in life.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on contentment, learning, love, and trade

Love the little trade which thou hast learned, and be content therewith.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on good

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You exist but as a part inherent in a greater whole. Do not live as though you had a thousand years before you. The common due impends; while you live, and while you may, be good.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on confusion, deed, thought, and words

Be not careless in deeds, nor confused in words, nor rambling in thought.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on satisfaction, success, and trifle

Forward, as occasion offers. Never look round to see whether any shall note it. . . . Be satisfied with success in even the smallest matter, and think that even such a result is no trifle.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

Contributed by: Zaady

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