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 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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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on present, thought, and work

In the morning, when you are sluggish about getting up, let this thought be present: 'I am rising to a man's work.'

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on improvement, interest, kindness, losing, opportunity, time, and world

Remember how often you have postponed minding your interest, and let slip those opportunities the gods have given you. It is now high time to consider what sort of world you are part of, and from what kind of governor of it you are descended; that you have a set period assigned you to act in, and unless you improve it to brighten and compose your thoughts, it will quickly run off with you, and be lost beyond recovery.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

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