Marcus Aurelius

121 - 180

A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on divinity, content, and serenity

Take me and cast me where you will; I shall still be possessor of the divinity within me, serene and content.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations (Penguin Great Ideas)

Contributed by: Obi

A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on god, delight, and service

Let your one delight and refreshment be to pass from one service to the community to another, with God ever in mind.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations (Penguin Great Ideas)

Contributed by: Obi

A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on worth and do

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Nothing is worth doing pointlessly.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations (Penguin Great Ideas)

Contributed by: Obi

A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on character, perfection, and life

To live each day as though one's last, never flustered, never apathetic, never attitudinizing - here is the perfection of character.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations (Penguin Great Ideas)

Contributed by: Obi

A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on wickedness and possible

How ridiculous not to flee from one's own wickedness, which is possible, yet endeavor to flee from another's, which is not.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations (Penguin Great Ideas)

Contributed by: Obi

A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on vision and purpose

Everything--a horse, a vine--is created for some duty...For what task, then, were you yourself created?
A man's true delight is to do the things he was made for.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations (Penguin Classics)

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on wisdom and truth

I seek the truth...it is only persistence in self-delusion and ignorance that does harm.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations (Penguin Classics)

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on action and the moment

Were you to live three thousand years, or even thirty thousand, remember that the sole life which a man can lose is that which he is living at the moment; and furthermore, that he can have no other life except the one he loses…

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations (Penguin Classics)

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on change and perception

The whole universe is change and life itself is but what you deem it.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on harmony, self control, unity, and self knowledge

When force of circumstance upsets your equanimity lose no time in recovering your self-control, and do not remain out of tune longer than you can help. Habitual recurrence to the harmony will increase your mastery of it.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations (Penguin Classics), Pages: Book 6 Number 11

Contributed by: nara

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