Marcus Aurelius

121 - 180

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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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on future, lies, life, past, present, and uncertainty

Every man's life lies within the present; for the past is spent and done with, and the future is uncertain.

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 defense and mind

Let thy chief fort and place of defense be a mind free from passions. A stronger place and better fortified than this, hath no man.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on day, fate, indifference, perfection, sincerity, and tranquility

This is moral perfection: to live each day as though it were the last; to be tranquil, sincere, yet not indifferent to one's fate.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

If it is not seemly, do it not; if it is not true, speak it not.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Nothing can come out of nothing, any more than a thing can go back to nothing.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

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