Marcus Aurelius

121 - 180

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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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on body, evil, imagination, intelligence, limits, mind, pain, power, serenity, soul, sympathy, present, thought, and tranquility

In every pain let this thought be present, that there is no dishonor in it, nor does it make the governing intelligence worse. Indeed, in the case of most pains, let this remark of Epicurus aid thee, that pain is neither intolerable nor everlasting - if thou bearest in mind that it has its limits, and if thou addest nothing to it in imagination. Pain is either an evil to the body (then let the body say what it thinks of it!)-or to the soul. But it is in the power of the soul to maintain its own serenity and tranquility, and not to think that pain is an evil. . . . It will suffice thee to remember as concerning pain . . . that the mind may, by stopping all manner of commerce and sympathy with the body, still retain its own tranquility.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on judgment and power

If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on possessions

The passing minute is every man's equal possession but what has once gone by is no longer ours.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on good

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A good disposition is invincible, if it be genuine.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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