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)
Contributed by: Zaady
Be not careless in deeds, nor confused in words, nor rambling in thought.
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.
Whatever is in any way beautiful hath its source of beauty in itself, and is complete in itself; praise forms no part of it. So it is none the worse nor the better for being praised.
That which comes after ever conforms to that which has gone before.
How easy it is to repel and erase every impression which is troublesome or unwelcome, and immediately to be tranquil.
Observe constantly that all things take place by change, and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are, and to make new things like them.
Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last.
The act of dying is one of the acts of life.
Do every act of your life as if it were your last.
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