Our wills are ours, to make them Thine.
Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)
Source: Memoriam, Prelude
Contributed by: Zaady
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."
Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
Man must be arched and buttressed from within, else the temple wavers to the dust.
As for life, it is a battle and a sojourning in a strange land; but the fame that comes after is oblivion.
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.
Every man's life lies within the present; for the past is spent and done with, and the future is uncertain.
Things that have a common quality ever quickly seek their kind.
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.
To refrain from imitation is the best revenge.
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