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      Marcus Aurelius quotes on life

      Frank McLynn (Marcus Aurelius: A Life) –


      Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil. -Marcus Aurelius

      Life is a warfare and a stranger’s sojourn, and after fame is oblivion. -Marcus Aurelius

      Its a dream, a fearful dream, life is -Marcus Aurelius


      Do every act of your life as though it were the very last act of your life. -Marcus Aurelius

      Life is opinion. -Marcus Aurelius

      Remember this, that very little is needed to make a happy life. -Marcus Aurelius


      A person’s life is what their thoughts make it. -Marcus Aurelius

      The universe is transformation; life is opinion. -Marcus Aurelius

      Execute every act of thy life as though it were thy last. -Marcus Aurelius


      To the wise, life is a problem; to the fool, a solution. -Marcus Aurelius

      Short is the little which remains to thee of life. Live as on a mountain. -Marcus Aurelius

      Don’t let your imagination be crushed by life as a whole. -Marcus Aurelius


      Life is a campaign, a brief staying in a strange region. -Marcus Aurelius

      You have to assemble your life yourself-action by action. -Marcus Aurelius

      When thou art above measure angry, bethink thee how momentary is man’s life. -Marcus Aurelius


      What we cannot bear removes us from life; what remains can be borne. -Marcus Aurelius

      The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. -Marcus Aurelius

      The act of dying is one of the acts of life. -Marcus Aurelius


      Reverence the gods, and help men. Short is life. -Marcus Aurelius

      The universe is a single life comprising one substance and one soul. -Marcus Aurelius

      The whole universe is change and life itself is but what you deem it. -Marcus Aurelius


      The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it. -Marcus Aurelius

      The world is nothing but change. Our life is only perception. -Marcus Aurelius

      The man who doesn’t know what the universe is doesn’t know where he lives. -Marcus Aurelius


      Marcus Aurelius quotes on mind

      Happiness is no other than soundness and perfection of mind. -Marcus Aurelius


      Nothing that goes on in anyone else’s mind can harm you. -Marcus Aurelius

      This thou must always bear in mind, what is the nature of the whole. -Marcus Aurelius

      By a tranquil mind I mean nothing else than a mind well ordered. -Marcus Aurelius


      Tranquility is nothing else than the good ordering of the mind. -Marcus Aurelius

      Let not your mind run on what you lack as much as on what you have already. -Marcus Aurelius

      The things you think about determine the quality of your mind. -Marcus Aurelius


      All is ephemeral, both what remembers and what is remembered. -Marcus Aurelius

      Everything is mere opinion. -Marcus Aurelius

      Remember that all is opinion. -Marcus Aurelius


      Does a man offend your pride? Remember he will be dead soon, as will you. -Marcus Aurelius

      You should banish any thoughts of how you may appear to others. -Marcus Aurelius

      Without a purpose, nothing should be done. -Marcus Aurelius


      The constant recollection of death is the test of human conduct. -Marcus Aurelius

      Enter others’ minds and let them enter yours. -Marcus Aurelius

      Do not suffer a sudden impression to overbear your judgment. -Marcus Aurelius


      Consider that everything is opinion, and opinion is in thy power. -Marcus Aurelius

      Let no act be done without purpose. -Marcus Aurelius

      It is not events that disturb people, it is their judgements concerning them. -Marcus Aurelius


      Never act without purpose and resolve, or without the means to finish the job. -Marcus Aurelius

      Let every action aim solely at the common good. -Marcus Aurelius

      I am an old man and have had many worries, but most have never come to pass. -Marcus Aurelius


      Marcus Aurelius quotes on live

      Where a man can live, he can also live well. -Marcus Aurelius


      You can live here as you expect to live there. -Marcus Aurelius

      Do not act as if you had a thousand years to live. -Marcus Aurelius

      Death hangs over thee, While thou still live, while thou may, do good. -Marcus Aurelius


      Wherever a man lives, he may live well. -Marcus Aurelius

      It were well to die if there be gods, and sad to live if there be none. -Marcus Aurelius

      Live every day as if they last. -Marcus Aurelius


      Let men see, let them know, a real man, who lives as he was meant to live. – Marcus Aurelius

      Tomorrow is nothing, today is too late; the good lived yesterday. -Marcus Aurelius

      People exist for one another. -Marcus Aurelius


      All that exists is the seed of what will emerge from it. -Marcus Aurelius

      Nothing befalls any man which he is not fitted to endure. -Marcus Aurelius

      Everything that exists is in a manner the seed of that which will be. -Marcus Aurelius


      Because other people are fools, must you be so too? -Marcus Aurelius

      Welcome every experience the looms of fate may weave for you. -Marcus Aurelius

      Snow endures but for a season, and joy comes with the morning. -Marcus Aurelius


      The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing. -Marcus Aurelius

      He is so rich, he has no room to shit. -Marcus Aurelius

      Love the people with whom fate brings you together -Marcus Aurelius


      The wise man sees in the misfortune of others what he should avoid. -Marcus Aurelius

      Men are born for each other’s sake, so either teach people or endure them -Marcus Aurelius

      That which comes after ever conforms to that which has gone before. -Marcus Aurelius


      Marcus Aurelius quotes on makes

      No more roundabout discussions of what makes a good man. Be one! -Marcus Aurelius


      All is as thinking makes it so -Marcus Aurelius

      Praise adds nothing to beauty–makes it neither better nor worse. -Marcus Aurelius

      The blazing fire makes flames and brightness out of everything thrown into it. -Marcus Aurelius


      Marcus Aurelius quotes on time

      Every instant of time… is a pinprick of eternity. -Marcus Aurelius


      You must become an old man in good time if you wish to be an old man long. – Marcus Aurelius

      Whatever time you choose is the right time. Not late, not early. -Marcus Aurelius

      Waste no time arguing about what a good man should be. be one. -Marcus Aurelius


      You’re better off not giving the small things more time than they deserve. -Marcus Aurelius

      How soon will time cover all things. -Marcus Aurelius

      Limit time to the present. Meditate upon your last hour. -Marcus Aurelius


      Find time still to be learning somewhat good, and give up being desultory. -Marcus Aurelius

      What we do now echoes in eternity. -Marcus Aurelius

      Infinity is a fathomless gulf, into which all things vanish. -Marcus Aurelius


      Swiftly the remembrance of all things is buried in the gulf of eternity. -Marcus Aurelius

      Ask yourself at every moment, ‘Is this necessary? -Marcus Aurelius

      Whatever may happen to thee, it was prepared for thee from all eternity. -Marcus Aurelius


      Confine yourself to the present – Marcus Aurelius

      Look to nothing, not even for a moment except to reason. -Marcus Aurelius

      All things from eternity are of like forms and come round in a circle. -Marcus Aurelius


      Marcus Aurelius quotes on worth

      Nothing is worth doing pointlessly. -Marcus Aurelius


      Every man is worth just so much as the things about which he busies himself. -Marcus Aurelius

      A man’s worth is no greater than the worth of his ambitions. -Marcus Aurelius

      A person’s worth is measured by the worth of what he values. -Marcus Aurelius


      The true worth of a man is to be measured by the objects he pursues. -Marcus Aurelius

      The more we value things outside our control, the less control we have. -Marcus Aurelius

      A lucky chance is constant in nothing but inconstancy. -Marcus Aurelius


      Marcus Aurelius quotes on nature

      Nothing is evil which is according to nature. -Marcus Aurelius


      Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else. -Marcus Aurelius

      For any particular thing, ask: What is it in itself? What is its nature? -Marcus Aurelius

      Nature insists on whatever benefits the whole. -Marcus Aurelius


      Death, like birth, is a secret of Nature. -Marcus Aurelius

      Nature there is no evil to be found. -Marcus Aurelius

      Remember: philosophy requires only what your nature already demands. -Marcus Aurelius


      Nothing happens to anybody which he is not fitted by nature to bear. -Marcus Aurelius

      Each of us needs what nature gives us, when nature gives us. -Marcus Aurelius

      The nature of the All moved to make the universe. -Marcus Aurelius


      The intelligence of the universe is social. -Marcus Aurelius

      A good disposition is invincible, if it be genuine. -Marcus Aurelius

      This is enough. Do not add, And why were such things made in the world? -Marcus Aurelius


      Marcus Aurelius quotes on soul

      Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul. -Marcus Aurelius


      The one thing worth living for is to keep one’s soul pure. -Marcus Aurelius

      I consist of a little body and a soul. -Marcus Aurelius

      A man is a little soul carrying around a courpse. -Marcus Aurelius


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

      A man’s thoughts dye his soul, attributed to Marcus Aurelius -Elisabeth Elliot

      To live happily is an inward power of the soul. -Marcus Aurelius


      The world is a living being-one nature, one soul. Keep that in mind. -Marcus Aurelius

      Thou art a little soul bearing about a corpse. -Marcus Aurelius

      A poor soul burdened with a corpse,’ Epictetus calls you. -Marcus Aurelius


      The soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts. -Marcus Aurelius

      Withdraw to the untroubled quietude deep within the soul, and refresh yourself. -Marcus Aurelius

      You are a little soul bearing about a corpse, as Epictetus used to say. -Marcus Aurelius


      Disgraceful: for the soul to give up when the body is still going strong. -Marcus Aurelius

      Self reliance, always. And cheerfulness. -Marcus Aurelius

      My true Self is free. I cannot be contained. -Marcus Aurelius


      The best way of avenging thyself is not to become like the wrong-doer. -Marcus Aurelius

      If the gods care not for me and for my children, There is a reason for it. -Marcus Aurelius

      To stand up straight-not straightened” -Marcus Aurelius


      He is a true fugitive who flies from reason. -Marcus Aurelius

      Stupidity is expecting figs in winter, or children in old age. -Marcus Aurelius

      Men exist for the sake of one another. -Marcus Aurelius


      How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it. -Marcus Aurelius

      All of us are creatures of a day; the rememberer and the remembered alike. -Marcus Aurelius

      So much worse are the consequences of anger than its causes. -Marcus Aurelius


      Men exist for each other. Then either improve them, or put up with them. -Marcus Aurelius

      The body of an actor can be either his best friend or his worst enemy. -Marcus Aurelius

      It is the duty of men to love even those who injure them. -Marcus Aurelius


      Don’t go on discussing what a good person should be. Just be one. -Marcus Aurelius

      Your task is to stand straight; not to be held straight. -Marcus Aurelius

      If souls continue to exist, how does the air contain them from eternity? -Marcus Aurelius


      Marcus Aurelius quotes on thou

      Love the little trade which thou hast learned, and be content therewith. -Marcus Aurelius


      More from Marcus aurelius

      The best answer to anger is silence. -Marcus Aurelius

      Everything is interwoven, and the web is holy. -Marcus Aurelius

      The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away. -Marcus Aurelius


      He does not write at all whose poems no man reads -Marcus Aurelius

      The sexual embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer. -Marcus Aurelius

      A man’s true delight is to do the things he was made for. -Marcus Aurelius


      To expect an impossibility is madness. -Marcus Aurelius

      To be free of passion and yet full of love. -Marcus Aurelius

      The rottenness of the matter which is the foundation of everything! -Marcus Aurelius


      A man’s happiness,-to do the things proper to man. -Marcus Aurelius

      To refrain from imitation is the best revenge. -Marcus Aurelius

      Even the smallest thing should be done with reference to an end. -Marcus Aurelius


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

      Observe constantly that all things take place by change. -Marcus Aurelius

      Kindness is invincible. -Marcus Aurelius


      The most complete revenge is not to imitate the aggressor. -Marcus Aurelius

      Glory paid to our ashes comes too late. -Marcus Aurelius

      It is the act of a madman to pursue impossibilities . -Marcus Aurelius


      Dig within. There lies the wellspring of good. -Marcus Aurelius

      Receive wealth or prosperity without arrogance; and be ready to let it go. -Marcus Aurelius

      The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious. -Marcus Aurelius


      Man is born for deeds of kindness. -Marcus Aurelius

      A man should be upright, not be kept upright. -Marcus Aurelius

      No pointless actions. -Marcus Aurelius


      No man is happy who does not think himself so. -Marcus Aurelius

      The pride which is proud of want of pride is the most intolerable of all. -Marcus Aurelius

      Our wills are ours, to make them Thine. -Marcus Aurelius


      Have i been made for this, to lie under the blankets and keep myself warm? -Marcus Aurelius

      I, who have never willfully pained another, have no business to pain myself. -Marcus Aurelius

      What does not benefit the hive is no benefit to the bee. -Marcus Aurelius


      I search after truth, by which man never yet was harmed. -Marcus Aurelius

      Passions stem from frustrated desire. -Marcus Aurelius

      I cannot comprehend how any man can want anything but the truth. -Marcus Aurelius


      Truth and ceremony are two things. -Marcus Aurelius

      Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature’s delight. -Marcus Aurelius

      That which is not good for the swarm, neither is it good for the bee. -Marcus Aurelius


      Cinna wishes to seem poor, and is poor -Marcus Aurelius

      Be content to seem what you really are. -Marcus Aurelius

      It is a sin to persue pleasure as a good and to avoid pain as a evil. -Marcus Aurelius


      No one wearies of benefits received. -Marcus Aurelius

      To love only what happens, what was destined. No greater harmony. -Marcus Aurelius

      There is no misfortune, but to bear it nobly is good fortune. -Marcus Aurelius


      The lot assigned to every man is suited to him, and suits him to itself. -Marcus Aurelius

      We are the other of the other -Marcus Aurelius

      And yet, after all, what is posthumous fame? Altogether vanity. -Marcus Aurelius


      A man does not sin by commission only, but often by omission. -Marcus Aurelius

      Death smiles at us all; all we can do is smile back. -Marcus Aurelius

      Submit to the fate of your own free will. -Marcus Aurelius


      It loved to happen. -Marcus Aurelius

      Poverty is the mother of crime. -Marcus Aurelius

      Nothing is more scandalous than a man that is proud of his humility. -Marcus Aurelius


      Anger cannot be dishonest. -Marcus Aurelius

      In an expression of true gratitude, sadness is conspicuous only by its absence -Marcus Aurelius

      Love only what befalls you and is spun for you by fate. -Marcus Aurelius


      Give up your thirst for books so that you do not die a grouch. -Marcus Aurelius

      Leave other people’s mistakes where they lie. -Marcus Aurelius

      It is man’s peculiar duty to love even those who wrong him. -Marcus Aurelius


      He who eats my bread does my will. -Marcus Aurelius

      Be satisfied with your business, and learn to love what you were bred to. -Marcus Aurelius

      When pain is unbearable it destroys us; when it does not it is bearable. -Marcus Aurelius


      What doesn’t transmit light creates its own darkness. -Marcus Aurelius

      The main thing we were made for is to work with others. -Marcus Aurelius

      Be tolerant with others and strict with yourself. -Marcus Aurelius


      Both happiness and unhappiness depend on perception -Marcus Aurelius

      Receive without conceit, release without struggle. -Marcus Aurelius

      The gods sustain and guide all their works. -Marcus Aurelius


      Even the least of our activities ought to have some end in view. -Marcus Aurelius

      The best sort of revenue is not to be like him who did the injury. -Marcus Aurelius

      Do not be ashamed of help. -Marcus Aurelius


      Give full attention and devotion to each act. -Marcus Aurelius

      Everything is but what we think it. -Marcus Aurelius

      Take away the complaint, ‘I have been harmed,’ and the harm is taken away. -Marcus Aurelius


      But that which is useful is the better. -Marcus Aurelius

      We are born for cooperation -Marcus Aurelius

      Leave the wrong done by another where the wrong arose. -Marcus Aurelius


      All that is from the gods is full of Providence. -Marcus Aurelius

      Consider how quickly all things are dissolved and resolved: -Marcus Aurelius

      Keep to it in everything you do. -Marcus Aurelius


      You can commit injustice by doing nothing. -Marcus Aurelius

      Give your heart to the trade you have learnt, and draw refreshment from it. -Marcus Aurelius

      To stop talking about what the good man is like, and just be one. -Marcus Aurelius


      All is ephemeral-fame and the famous as well. -Marcus Aurelius

      Do unsavory armpits and bad breath make you angry? -Marcus Aurelius

      No random actions, none not based on underlying principles. -Marcus Aurelius


      After all, what does fame everlasting mean? Mere vanity. -Marcus Aurelius

      Kingship: to earn a bad reputation by good deeds. -Marcus Aurelius

      Let goodness go with the doing. -Marcus Aurelius


      Depart then satisfied, for he also who releases thee is satisfied. -Marcus Aurelius

      III. Hippocrates having cured many sicknesses, fell sick himself and died. -Marcus Aurelius

      The noblest kind of retribution is not to become like your enemy. -Marcus Aurelius


      What is not good for the swarm is not good for the bee. -Marcus Aurelius

      Glory arrives too late when it comes only to one’s ashes -Marcus Aurelius

      The man who has a house everywhere has a home nowhere -Marcus Aurelius


      It is not right to vex ourselves at things, for they care not about it. -Marcus Aurelius

      It is satisfaction to a man to do the proper works of a man. -Marcus Aurelius

      Stop talking about what the good man is like, and just be one. -Marcus Aurelius


      Does a man shrink from change? Why, what can come into being save by change? -Marcus Aurelius

      A little flesh, a little breath, and a Reason to rule all-that is myself. -Marcus Aurelius

      Neither worse then nor better is a thing made by being praised. -Marcus Aurelius


      Ninth, -Marcus Aurelius

      For it is in your power to retire into yourself whenever you choose. -Marcus Aurelius

      All things fade and quickly turn to myth. – Marcus Aurelius


      What? may not this that now I go about, -Marcus Aurelius

      Reject your sense of injury, and the injury itself disappears. -Marcus Aurelius

      Blame and praise have no true effects. -Marcus Aurelius


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