Marcus Aurelius Quotes

To understand the true quality of people, you must look into their minds, and examine their pursuits and aversions. -Marcus Aurelius

Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear. -Marcus Aurelius

Observe always that everything is the result of change, and get used to thinking that there is nothing Nature loves so well as to change existing forms and make new ones like them. -Marcus Aurelius

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

Observe constantly that all things take place by change, and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are, and to make new things like them. -Marcus Aurelius

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

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

Do every act of your life as if it were your last. -Marcus Aurelius

Old Celebrity Scandals the Media Would Freak Over Today. -Marcus Aurelius

Things That Are Not As Cool As People Think They Are. -Marcus Aurelius

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

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

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. -Marcus Aurelius

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

Remember that what pulls the strings is the force hidden within; there lies the power to persuade, there the life there, if one must speak out, the real man. -Marcus Aurelius

Whatever the universal nature assigns to any man at any time is for the good of that man at that time. -Marcus Aurelius

Do what you will. Even if you tear yourself apart, most people will continue doing the same things. -Marcus Aurelius

Regain your senses, call yourself back, and once again wake up. Now that you realize that only dreams were troubling you, view this ‘reality’ as you view your dreams. -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 opinion of himself than on the opinion of others.” -Marcus Aurelius