Marcus Aurelius

121 - 180

A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on change, useful, and possible

Is it possible for any useful thing to be accomplished without change?

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations (Penguin Great Ideas)

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on past, change, empire, and future

Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future too.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations (Penguin Great Ideas)

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on nature, men, say, today, and tomorrow

You are making an inopportune rejection of what Nature has given you today, if all your mind is set on what men will say of you tomorrow.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations (Penguin Great Ideas)

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Even while a thing is in the act of coming into existence, some part of it has already ceased to be.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations (Penguin Great Ideas), Pages: existence

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on duty, justice, simple, pure, and friend

Keep yourself simple, good, pure, serious, and unassuming; the friend of justice and godliness; kindly, affectionate, and resolute in your devotion to duty.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations (Penguin Great Ideas)

Contributed by: Obi

A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on difficult, power, capacity, and proper

Because a thing is difficult for you, do not therefore suppose it beyond mortal power. On the contrary, if anything is possible and proper for a man to do, assume that it must fall within your own capacity.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations (Penguin Great Ideas)

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on bear, fortune, and temptation

So here is a rule to remember in future, when anything tempts you to feel bitter: not, 'This is a misfortune,' but 'To bear this worthily is a good fortune.'

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations (Penguin Great Ideas)

Contributed by: Obi

A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on reflect, existence, and sweep

Reflect often upon the rapidity with which all existing things, or things coming into existence, sweep past us and are carried away.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations (Penguin Great Ideas)

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on cultivate, character, and power

Cultivate these, then, for they are wholly within your power: sincerity and dignity; industriousness; and sobriety. Avoid grumbling, be frugal, considerate, and frank; be temperate in manner and speech; carry yourself with authority.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations (Penguin Great Ideas)

Contributed by: Obi

A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on anger, beauty, and nature

An angry look on the face is wholly against nature. If it be assumed frequently, beauty begins to perish, and in the end is quenched beyond rekindling.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations (Penguin Great Ideas)

Contributed by: Obi

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