Marcus aurelius Quotes

“When you arise in the morning, think of what ...

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” - Marcus Aurelius
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When you arise in the morning, think of what ...

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. -Marcus Aurelius
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He who lives in harmony with...

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe. - Marcus Aurelius
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"It is not death that a man shou...

"It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live" - Marcus Aurelius
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"Each of us needs what n...

"Each of us needs what nature gives us, when nature gives us." --Marcus Aurelius
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“Very little is needed to make a hap...

“Very little is needed to make a happy life, it is all within yourself; in your way of thinking”. - Marcus Aurelius
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"Ask yourself at eve...

"Ask yourself at every moment, Is this necessary?" ~ Marcus Aurelius
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“A man’s worth is no...

“A man’s worth is no greater than his ambitions.” —Marcus Aurelius
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"All you need are these: certainty of judgement in the present moment; a...

"All you need are these: certainty of judgement in the present moment; action for the common good in the present moment; and an attitude of gratitude in the present moment for anything that comes your way." - Marcus Aurelius
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"Very little is needed to make a ha...

"Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking. -Marcus Aurelius
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"Almost nothing material is neede...

"Almost nothing material is needed for a happy life for he who has understood existence." Marcus Aurelius.
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"Death is a natural event, ...

"Death is a natural event, and he who fears natural events is a child" -Marcus Aurelius
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“You have power over your mind- not...

“You have power over your mind- not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” ~Marcus Aurelius
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"Another person will not hurt you without...

"Another person will not hurt you without your cooperation; you are hurt the moment you believe yourself to be." —Marcus Aurelius
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"Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and fro...

"Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from the desires that make us their puppets, and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service to the flesh" - Marcus Aurelius
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“The tranquility that comes when you stop caring what they say. Or...

“The tranquility that comes when you stop caring what they say. Or think, or do. Only what you do. Not to be distracted by their darkness. To run straight for the finish line, unswerving.” --Marcus Aurelius
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Is your cucumber bitter? Throw it away. Are there briars in you...

Is your cucumber bitter? Throw it away. Are there briars in your path? Turn aside. That is enough. Do not go on to say, 'Why were things of this sort ever brought into the world?' --Marcus Aurelius
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"If it is not right, do not...

"If it is not right, do not do it. If it is not true, do not say it." — Marcus Aurelius
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“Failing to understand the worki...

“Failing to understand the workings of one’s own mind is bound to lead to unhappiness.” —Marcus Aurelius
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"A good man will welcome every...

"A good man will welcome every experience the looms of fate may weave for him" – Marcus Aurelius
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“But death and life, honor and dishonor, pain and pleasure—all these thin...

“But death and life, honor and dishonor, pain and pleasure—all these things equally happen to good men and bad, being things which make us neither better nor worse. Therefore they are neither good nor evil.” -- Marcus Aurelius
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"The art of living is ...

"The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing." --Marcus Aurelius
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What you do not ...

What you do not have, you cannot lose. - Marcus Aurelius
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“Waste no more time argui...

“Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one.” – Marcus Aurelius
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"It’s unfortunate that this has happened. No. It’s fortunate that this has happened and I’v...

"It’s unfortunate that this has happened. No. It’s fortunate that this has happened and I’ve remained unharmed by it—not shattered by the present or frightened of the future. It could have happened to anyone. But not everyone could have remained unharmed by it." —Marcus Aurelius
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"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your though...

"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature." --Marcus Aurelius
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"Give yourself a g...

"Give yourself a gift: the present moment." --Marcus Aurelius
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"Time is like a river made up of events that happen, and a violent str...

"Time is like a river made up of events that happen, and a violent stream; for as soon as a thing has appeared it is carried away, and another comes in its place; and this will be carried away too." - Marcus Aurelius
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"Be tolerant with ot...

"Be tolerant with others and strict with yourself." —Marcus Aurelius
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What springs from earth dissolves to...

What springs from earth dissolves to earth again, and heaven-born things fly to their native seat. - Marcus Aurelius
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"If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not du...

"If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment." --Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
📅︎ Dec 12
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“If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happil...

“If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance who is harmed.” ― Marcus Aurelius
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"Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yo...

"Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question: What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize?" -- Marcus Aurelius
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"People who labor all their lives but have no purpos...

"People who labor all their lives but have no purpose to direct every thought and impulse toward are wasting their time-even when hard at work." --Marcus Aurelius
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"The universe is c...

"The universe is change. Life is opinion." ~ Marcus Aurelius
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“It’s silly to try to escape other peo...

“It’s silly to try to escape other people’s faults. They are inescapable. Just try to escape your own.” —Marcus Aurelius
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"In short, the straightforward and good pers...

"In short, the straightforward and good person should be like a smelly goat - you know when they are in the room with you." Marcus Aurelius
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"Stop whatever you’re doing for a moment and ...

"Stop whatever you’re doing for a moment and ask yourself: Am I afraid of death because I won’t be able to do this anymore?” —Marcus Aurelius
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"The object of life is not to be on the side...

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." - Marcus Aurelius
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"The soul becomes dyed...

"The soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts" — MARCUS AURELIUS
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"You have power over your mind - no...

"You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength." - Marcus Aurelius
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There is no thief ...

There is no thief that can steal your will - Marcus Aurelius
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"Very little is needed to make a hap...

"Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking." --Marcus Aurelius
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“Brief is man’s life and small the nook of the Earth where he lives; brief, too, is the lo...

“Brief is man’s life and small the nook of the Earth where he lives; brief, too, is the longest posthumous fame, buoyed only by a succession of poor human beings who will very soon die and who know little of themselves, much less of someone who died long ago.” —Marcus Aurelius
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“In no great while you will be no one and nowhere, and nothing that you now behold will ...

“In no great while you will be no one and nowhere, and nothing that you now behold will be in existence, nor will anyone now alive. For it is in the nature of all things to change and alter and perish, so that others may arise in their turn.” ―Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
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"Or is it your reputation that's bothering you? But look at how...

"Or is it your reputation that's bothering you? But look at how soon we're all forgotten. The abyss of endless time that swallows it all. The emptiness of those applauding hands." -Marcus Aurelius
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"Don’t be ashamed to need help. Like a soldier storming a wal...

"Don’t be ashamed to need help. Like a soldier storming a wall, you have a mission to accomplish. And if you’ve been wounded and you need a comrade to pull you up? So what?" - Marcus Aurelius
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“Remind yourself that past and future have no power over you. Only the present—and...

“Remind yourself that past and future have no power over you. Only the present—and even that can be minimized. Just mark off its limits. And if your mind tries to claim that it can’t hold out against that…well, then, heap shame upon it.” —Marcus Aurelius
📅︎ Jul 15
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"The things you think about determine the q...

"The things you think about determine the quality of your mind. The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts." - Marcus Aurelius
📅︎ Jun 07
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"Waste no more time arguing...

"Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one." - Marcus Aurelius
📅︎ Oct 25
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“Everything we hear is an opinion, n...

“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” Marcus Aurelius
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“I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more ...

“I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinion of himself than on the opinion of others.” —Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
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"Don’t be overheard com...

"Don’t be overheard complaining…Not even to yourself.” — Marcus Aurelius, 8.9
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“If it is not right, do not...

“If it is not right, do not do it, if it is not true, do not say it.” – Marcus Aurelius
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“Whatever happens to you has been waiting to happen since the beginning of time. ...

“Whatever happens to you has been waiting to happen since the beginning of time. The twining strands of fate wove both of them together: your own existence and the things that happen to you” ― Marcus Aurelius "Meditations" translated by Gregory Hays
📅︎ Jul 13
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“Let each thing you would do,...

“Let each thing you would do, say, or intend, be like that of a dying person.” —Marcus Aurelius
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“You've wandered all over and finally realized that you never...

“You've wandered all over and finally realized that you never found what you were after: how to live. Not in syllogisms, not in money, or fame, or self-indulgence. Nowhere.” -Marcus Aurelius
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“It never ceases to amaze me: we all love our...

“It never ceases to amaze me: we all love ourselves more than other people, but care more about their opinion than our own.” – Marcus Aurelius
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Marcus Aurelius - "The object of life is not...

Marcus Aurelius - "The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane."
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“Death smiles at us all,...

“Death smiles at us all, but all a man can do is smile back” - Marcus Aurelius
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"Choose not to be harmed and you w...

"Choose not to be harmed and you won't feel harmed. Don't feel harmed and you haven't been." -Marcus Aurelius
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“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is no...

“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” ― Marcus Aurelius
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It never ceases to amaze me: we all love ours...

It never ceases to amaze me: we all love ourselves more than other people, but care more about their opinions than our own. - Marcus Aurelius
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“Most of what we say and do is not essential. If you can el...

“Most of what we say and do is not essential. If you can eliminate it, you’ll have more time, and more tranquility. Ask yourself at every moment, ‘Is this necessary?’” —Marcus Aurelius
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Always think about the universe as it i...

Always think about the universe as it is one living creature which circumscribes one substance and one soul. ~Marcus Aurelius
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"Everything we hear is an opinion, n...

"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth." -Marcus Aurelius
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"Evil: the same old thing. No matter what happens, keep this in mind: It’s the same old ...

"Evil: the same old thing. No matter what happens, keep this in mind: It’s the same old thing, from one end of the world to the other. It fills the history books, ancient and modern, and the cities, and the houses too. Nothing new at all." - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
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"The soul becomes dye...

"The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts" Marcus Aurelius
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"I do what is mine to ...

"I do what is mine to do; the rest does not disturb me." --Marcus Aurelius
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“A man when he has done a good act, does not call out for ot...

“A man when he has done a good act, does not call out for others to come and see, but he goes on to another act, as a vine goes on to produce again the grapes in season.” —Marcus Aurelius
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“If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happil...

“If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance who is harmed” ― Marcus Aurelius
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"You have power over your mind - no...

"You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength." - Marcus Aurelius
📅︎ Aug 27
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Very little is needed to make a hap...

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking. - Marcus Aurelius
📅︎ Jan 26
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"Everything we hear is an opinion, n...

"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth." - Marcus Aurelius
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“The best revenge...

“The best revenge, is not to be like that.” Marcus Aurelius
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"Death smiles at us all,...

"Death smiles at us all, but all a man can do is smile back" - Marcus Aurelius
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He who lives in harmony with...

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe. - Marcus Aurelius
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"Do not act as if you were going to live ten thou...

"Do not act as if you were going to live ten thousand years. Death hangs over you. While you live, while it is in your power, be good." - Marcus Aurelius
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"What stands in t...

"What stands in the way, becomes the way" - Marcus Aurelius
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“Disgraceful: for the soul t...

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

Poverty is the mother of crime. - Marcus Aurelius
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“Misfortune nobly bor...

“Misfortune nobly born is good fortune.” ―Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
📅︎ Jul 20
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When you arise in the morning, think of what a...

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. ~ Marcus Aurelius
📅︎ Jan 12
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“You shouldn’t give circumstances...

“You shouldn’t give circumstances the power to rouse anger, for they don’t care at all.” - Marcus Aurelius
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"Choose not to be harmed—and you w...

"Choose not to be harmed—and you won’t feel harmed. Don’t feel harmed—and you haven’t been.” ― Marcus Aurelius
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"We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or...

"We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne." - Marcus Aurelius
📅︎ Dec 19
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"It is not death that a man sho...

"It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live."-Marcus Aurelius
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