Marcus Aurelius

121 - 180

A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Our wills are ours, to make them Thine.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Memoriam, Prelude

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on day, readiness, thought, and work

At day's first light have in readiness, against disinclination to leave your bed, the thought that "I am rising for the work of man."

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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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 estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on respect and self-respect

Never esteem anything as of advantage to thee that shall make thee break thy word or lose thy self-respect.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

This Being of mine, whatever it really is, consists of a little flesh, a little breath, and the part which governs.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on life

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A man's life is what his thoughts make of it. Our life is what our thoughts make it.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on fame, fortune, life, soul, and time

In man's life, time is but a moment; being, a flux; sense is dim; the material frame corruptible; soul, an eddy of breath; fortune a thing inscrutable, and fame precarious.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: To Himself

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on time

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Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on mind and tranquility

By a tranquil mind I mean nothing else than a mind well ordered.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on divinity and understanding

As surgeons keep their instruments and knives always at hand for cases requiring immediate treatment, so shouldst thou have thy thoughts ready to understand things divine and human, remembering in thy every act, even the smallest, how close is the bond that unites the two.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

Contributed by: Zaady

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