Marcus Aurelius

121 - 180

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 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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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on love, men, rest, and value

I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than on the opinions of others.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on strength

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Man must be arched and buttressed from within, else the temple wavers to the dust.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

Contributed by: Zaady

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