Marcus Aurelius

121 - 180

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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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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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

A man should be upright, not be kept upright.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on body, shame, and soul

It is a shameful thing for the soul to faint while the body still perseveres.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on acceptance, god, and wishes

How powerful is man! He is able to do all that God wishes him to do. He is able to accept all that God sends upon him.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Whatever may befall thee, it was preordained for thee from everlasting.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on dignity, life, observation, and performance

Remember this,- that there is a proper dignity and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act of life.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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