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)
Contributed by: Zaady
Every man's life lies within the present; for the past is spent and done with, and the future is uncertain.
Things that have a common quality ever quickly seek their kind.
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.
To refrain from imitation is the best revenge.
You will find rest from vain fancies if you perform every act in life as though it were your last.
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.
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.
If it is not seemly, do it not; if it is not true, speak it not.
Nothing can come out of nothing, any more than a thing can go back to nothing.
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