Marcus Aurelius

121 - 180

A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on vexation, life, and astonishment

Vex not thy spirit at the course of things; they heed not thy vexation.  How ludicrous and outlandish is astonishment at anything that may happen in life.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on colors, habits, life, mind, and soul

Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts. Soak it then in such trains of thoughts as, for example: Where life is possible at all, a right life is possible.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on delusion, ignorance, persistence, and truth

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

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on life

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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

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on delusion, ignorance, persistence, 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 anger and consequences

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

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on pain and power

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If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations (Penguin Classics)

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

A man's true delight is to do the things he was made for.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on fate, good, life, and power

Live not as though there were a thousand years ahead of you. Fate is at your elbow; make yourself good while life and power are still yours.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations (Penguin Classics)

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on duty and horses

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

Contributed by: Zaady

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