Marcus Aurelius

121 - 180

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

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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

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on fame and life

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As for life, it is a battle and a sojourning in a strange land; but the fame that comes after is oblivion.

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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