Marcus Aurelius

121 - 180

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 on force, lies, life, persuasion, and power

Remember that what pulls the strings is the force hidden within; there lies the power to persuade, there the life,- there, if one must speak out, the real man.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on future, lies, life, past, present, and uncertainty

Every man's life lies within the present; for the past is spent and done with, and the future is uncertain.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on kindness and quality

Things that have a common quality ever quickly seek their kind.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on justice and patience

Think of this doctrine - That reasoning beings were created for one another's sake; That to be patient is a branch of justice; and that we often sin without intending it.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on imitation and revenge

To refrain from imitation is the best revenge.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on life and rest

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You will find rest from vain fancies if you perform every act in life as though it were your last.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on country, men, and retirement

Men seek out retreats for themselves in the country, by the seaside, on the moutains . . . But all this is unphilosophical to the last degree . . . when thou canst at a moment's notice retire into thyself.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

If it is not right, do not do it; if it is not true, do not say it.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

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