Marcus Aurelius quotes

 quotes - 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. Share

“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

 quotes - Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. Share

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”

— Marcus Aurelius

 quotes - Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. Share

“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”

— Marcus Aurelius

 quotes - Our life is what our thoughts make it. Share

“Our life is what our thoughts make it.”

— Marcus Aurelius

“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.”

— Marcus Aurelius

“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

“The sexual embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer.”

— Marcus Aurelius

“The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.”

— Marcus Aurelius

“Confine yourself to the present.”

— Marcus Aurelius

“You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”

— 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.”

— Marcus Aurelius

“It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.”

— Marcus Aurelius

“Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.”

— Marcus Aurelius

“The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.”

— Marcus Aurelius

“Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig.”

— Marcus Aurelius

“How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks.”

— Marcus Aurelius

“Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.”

— Marcus Aurelius

“A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.”

— Marcus Aurelius

“Do every act of your life as if it were your last.”

— Marcus Aurelius

“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 opinions of himself than on the opinions of others.”

— Marcus Aurelius

“Because a thing seems difficult for you, do not think it impossible for anyone to accomplish.”

— Marcus Aurelius

“How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.”

— Marcus Aurelius

“A man's worth is no greater than his ambitions.”

— Marcus Aurelius

“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.”

— Marcus Aurelius

“He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.”

— Marcus Aurelius

“Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also.”

— Marcus Aurelius

“Be content with what you are, and wish not change; nor dread your last day, nor long for it.”

— Marcus Aurelius

“Poverty is the mother of crime.”

— Marcus Aurelius

“Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good; and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig.”

— Marcus Aurelius

“Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too.”

— Marcus Aurelius