Marcus Aurelius Quotes

“That which is really beautiful has no need of anything; not more than law, not more than truth, not more than benevolence or modesty.” -Marcus Aurelius


“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.” -Marcus Aurelius


“Life is opinion.” -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


Here is the rule to remember in the future, when anything tempts you to be bitter: not, this is a misfortune but to bear this worthily is good fortune. -Marcus Aurelius


Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect. -Marcus Aurelius


The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing, in so far as it stands ready against the accidental and the unforeseen, and is not apt to fall.” -Marcus Aurelius


Unhappy am I because this has happened to me.- Not so, but happy am I, though this has happened to me, because I continue free from pain, neither crushed by the present nor fearing the future.” -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


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


A man’s life is what his thoughts make of it. -Marcus Aurelius


To live happily is an inward power of the soul. -Marcus Aurelius


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


Think of yourself as dead. You have lived your life. Now, take what’s left and live it properly. What doesn’t transmit light creates its own darkness.” -Marcus Aurelius


A man’s worth is no greater than the worth of his ambitions. -Marcus Aurelius


Don’t go on discussing what a good person should be. Just be one. -Marcus Aurelius


Whatever anyone does or says, I must be emerald and keep my color. -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


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


The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury. -Marcus Aurelius

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