Best Marcus Aurelius Quotes I Wish I Had Read

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Marcus Aurelius Quotes

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

 

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. 

 

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.

 

Anger cannot be dishonest.

 

Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself. Praise is no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise.

 

Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely.

 

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

 

Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from desires that make us their puppets, and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service of the flesh.

 

Death, like birth, is a secret of Nature.

 

Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else. 

 

Each day provides its own gifts.

 

Execute every act of thy life as though it were thy last.

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

Let men see, let them know, a real man, who lives as he was meant to live.

 

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

 

 

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

 

Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature’s delight. Men exist for the sake of one another.

 

Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.

 

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. 

 

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

 

Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.

 

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

 

Our life is what our thoughts make it.

 

Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears. 

 

That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees. 

 

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.

 

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

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