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    marcus aurelius Quotes

    Execute every act of thy life as though it were thy last.
    — Marcus Aurelius
    The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.
    — Marcus Aurelius
    tags: thoughts  universe 
     
    Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts.
    — Marcus Aurelius
    tags: character  thoughts  soul 
     
    The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.
    — Marcus Aurelius
    tags: rules  spirit 
     
    Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
    — Marcus Aurelius
    tags: thinking 
     
    Accustom yourself not to be disregarding of what someone else has to say: as far as possible enter into the mind of the speaker.
    — Marcus Aurelius
    tags: mind 
     
    To understand the true quality of people, you must look into their minds, and examine their pursuits and aversions.
    — Marcus Aurelius
    tags: people  true  mind  quality 
     
    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. The people who praise us; how capricious they are, how arbitrary. And the tiny region it takes place. The whole earth a point in space - and most of it uninhabited.
    — Marcus Aurelius
    tags: time  people  earth  space  praise 
     
    Our anger and annoyance are more detrimental to us than the things themselves which anger or annoy us.
    — Marcus Aurelius
    tags: anger  annoy 
     
    Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.
    — Marcus Aurelius
    tags: beauty  star  running 
     
    Do not indulge in dreams of having what you have not, but reckon up the chief of the blessings you do possess, and then thankfully remember how you would crave for them if they were not yours.
    — Marcus Aurelius
    tags: blessing  dreams 
     
    The opinion of 10,000 men is of no value if none of them know anything about the subject.
    — Marcus Aurelius
    tags: men  value  opinion 
     
    You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
    — Marcus Aurelius
    tags: power  mind  strength 
     
    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
    tags: people  care  opinion 
     
    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
    Say to yourself in the early morning: I shall meet today ungrateful, violent, treacherous, envious, uncharitable men. All of these things have come upon them through ignorance of real good and ill... I can neither be harmed by any of them, for no man will involve me in wrong, nor can I be angry with my kinsman or hate him; for we have come into the world to work together...
    — Marcus Aurelius
    tags: men  work  world  hate  wrong  real  violent  ignorance 
     
    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
    I'm going to be meeting with people today who talk too much - people who are selfish, egotistical, ungrateful. But I won't be surprised or disturbed, for I can't imagine a world without such people.
    — Marcus Aurelius
    tags: people  world  imagine  meeting 
     
    You always own the option of having no opinion. There is never any need to get worked up or to trouble your soul about things you can't control. These things are not asking to be judged by you. Leave them alone.
    — Marcus Aurelius
    tags: soul  alone  control  opinion 
     
    Do not waste what remains of your life in speculating about your neighbors, unless with a view to some mutual benefit. To wonder what so-and-so is doing and why, or what he is saying, or thinking, or scheming - in a word, anything that distracts you from fidelity to the ruler within you - means a loss of opportunity for some other task.
    — Marcus Aurelius
    What we do in life ripples in eternity.
    — Marcus Aurelius
    tags: eternity 
     
    Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.
    — Marcus Aurelius
    tags: live  memory  virtue  care  gone  god  worship  noble 
     
    It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
    — Marcus Aurelius
    tags: death  fear  men  live 
     
    Short is the little time which remains to thee of life. Live as on a mountain.
    — Marcus Aurelius
    tags: time  live 
     
    Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
    — Marcus Aurelius
    Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts. Soak it then in such trains of thoughts as, for example: Where life is possible at all, a right life is possible.
    — Marcus Aurelius
    tags: thoughts  soul  right  mind 
     
    If someone can prove me wrong and show me my mistake in any thought or action, I shall gladly change. I seek the truth, which never harmed anyone: the harm is to persist in one's own self-deception and ignorance.
    — Marcus Aurelius
    Give yourself a gift: the present moment.
    — Marcus Aurelius
    tags: present  moment 
     
    Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
    — Marcus Aurelius
    tags: men  virtue  education 
     
    No one was ever injured by the truth; but he who persists in self-deception and ignorance is injured.
    — Marcus Aurelius
    tags: ignorance 
     
    Dig within. There lies the wellspring of good.
    — Marcus Aurelius
    tags: lies 
     
    Every man's life lies within the present; for the past is spent and done with, and the future is uncertain.
    — Marcus Aurelius
    tags: future  past  lies 
     
    Does what's happened keep you from acting with justice, generosity, self-control, sanity, prudence, honesty, humility, straightforward ness, and all other qualities that allow a person's nature to fulfill itself? So remember this principle when something threatens to cause you pain: the thing itself was no misfortune at all; to endure it and prevail is great good fortune.
    — Marcus Aurelius
    Treat with utmost respect your power of forming opinions, for this power alone guards you against making assumptions that are contrary to nature and judgments that overthrow the rule of reason.
    — Marcus Aurelius
    Past and future have no power over you. Just the present - and even that can be minimized.
    — Marcus Aurelius
    tags: power  future  past  present 
     
    Failing to understand the workings of one's own mind is bound to lead to unhappiness.
    — Marcus Aurelius
    tags: mind 
     
    If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.
    — Marcus Aurelius
    tags: true  right 
     
    Be tolerant with others and strict with yourself.
    — Marcus Aurelius
    Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.
    — Marcus Aurelius
    tags: power  mind 
     
    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
    tags: oneself  majority 
     
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    marcus aurelius
    Birth    : April 26, 121
    Death  : March 17, 180
    Occupation  : Roman emperor

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