Quotes From "Meditations" By Marcus Aurelius

Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love...
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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
Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and...
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Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them. Marcus Aurelius
When you arise in the morning think of what a...
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When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love ... Marcus Aurelius
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
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Our life is what our thoughts make it. Marcus Aurelius
The object of life is not to be on the...
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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
Do every act of your life as though it were...
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Do every act of your life as though it were the very last act of your life. Marcus Aurelius
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of...
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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
It is not death that a man should fear, but...
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It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. Marcus Aurelius
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it,...
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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
The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The...
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The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are. Marcus Aurelius
Here is a rule to remember in future, when anything...
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Here is a rule to remember in future, when anything tempts you to feel bitter: not "This is misfortune, " but "To bear this worthily is good fortune. Marcus Aurelius
How much time he gains who does not look to...
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How much time he gains who does not look to see what his neighbour says or does or thinks, but only at what he does himself, to make it just and holy. Marcus Aurelius
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Don't go on discussing what a good person should be. Just be one. Marcus Aurelius
Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of...
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Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs? Marcus Aurelius
Do not act as if you had ten thousand years...
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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
Humans have come into being for the sake of each...
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Humans have come into being for the sake of each other, so either teach them, or learn to bear them. Marcus Aurelius
The best revenge is not to be like your enemy.
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The best revenge is not to be like your enemy. Marcus Aurelius
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When another blames you or hates you, or people voice similar criticisms, go to their souls, penetrate inside and see what sort of people they are. You will realize that there is no need to be racked with anxiety that they should hold any particular opinion about you. Marcus Aurelius
Look back over the past, with its changing empires that...
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Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future too. Marcus Aurelius
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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