Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius

Roman emperor

Lived from: 121-180

Category: Politics

Quotes: Marcus Aurelius

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    Do every act of your life as if it were your last.
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    Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
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    A man's life is what his thoughts make of it.
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    Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live.
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    A man should be upright, not be kept upright.
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    Always observe how ephemeral and worthless human things are. Pass then through this little space of time conformably to nature, and end thy journey in content, just as an olive falls off when it is ripe, blessing nature who produced it, and thanking the tree on which it grew.
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    Confine yourself to the present
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    Mark how fleeting and paltry is the estate of man - yesterday in embryo, tomorrow a mummy or ashes. So for the hairsbreadth of time assigned to thee, live rationally, and part with life cheerfully, as drops the ripe olive, extolling the season that bore it and the tree that matured it.
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    A candour affected is a dagger concealed.
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    A little flesh, a little breath, and a Reason to rule all - that is myself.
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    A man does not sin by commission only, but often by ommission.
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    And thou wilt give thyself relief, if thou doest every act of thy life as if it were the last.
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    By a tranquil mind I mean nothing else than a mind well ordered.
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    Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grief, than from those very things for which you are angry and grieved.
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    Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from desires that make us their puppets, and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service of the flesh.
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