Marcus Aurelius Quotes

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



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



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



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



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




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




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




“Do not act as if you had ten thousand years to throw away. Death stands at your elbow. Be good for something while you live and it is in your power.” ― Marcus Aurelius



Time is a river, a violent current of events, glimpsed once and already carried past us, and another follows and is done. – Marcus Aurelius



“A person’s worth is measured by the worth of what he values.” ― Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius quotes about life and happiness



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



You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. ― Marcus Aurelius



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



“Though you break your heart, men will go on as before.” ― Marcus Aurelius



Remember that very little is needed to make a happy life. ― Marcus Aurelius



Pleasures, when they go beyond a certain limit, are but punishments. ― Marcus Aurelius




To live the good life: We have the potential for it. If we can learn to be indifferent to what makes no difference. ― Marcus Aurelius



“It’s silly to try to escape other people’s faults. They are inescapable. Just try to escape your own.” – Marcus Aurelius




“Think of yourself as dead. You have lived your life. Now take what’s left and live it properly.” – Marcus Aurelius



“You’re better off not giving the small things more time than they deserve.” – Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius quotes to inspire you to live your best life



No man can escape his destiny, the next inquiry being how he may best live the time that he has to live. ― Marcus Aurelius



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



A man’s worth is no greater than his ambitions. ― Marcus Aurelius



“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” ― Marcus Aurelius



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



Everything that happens happens as it should, and if you observe carefully, you will find this to be so. ― Marcus Aurelius




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



“The best revenge is not to be like your enemy.” ― Marcus Aurelius



“Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look.”
― Marcus Aurelius



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



While you live, while it is in your power, be good. ― Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius quotes about time and the future



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



“What we do now echoes in eternity.” ― Marcus Aurelius



The memory of everything is very soon overwhelmed in time. ― Marcus Aurelius



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



“Confine yourself to the present” ― Marcus Aurelius



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



“Let men see, let them know, a real man, who lives as he was meant to live.” ― Marcus Aurelius
Other Marcus Aurelius quotes



If you didn’t learn these things in order to demonstrate them in practice, what did you learn them for? ― Marcus Aurelius



Only attend to yourself, and resolve to be a good man in every act that you do. ― Marcus Aurelius




“You shouldn’t give circumstances the power to rouse anger, for they don’t care at all.” – Marcus Aurelius



“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



“Because a thing seems difficult for you, do not think it impossible.” ― Marcus Aurelius




“Misfortune nobly born is good fortune.”― Marcus Aurelius



“A man must stand erect, not be kept erect by others.”― Marcus Aurelius




“Every living organism is fulfilled when it follows the right path for its own nature.” ― Marcus Aurelius




“Live out your life in truth and justice, tolerant of those who are neither true nor just.” ― Marcus Aurelius



“All things fade and quickly turn to myth.” ― Marcus Aurelius

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