Quotes by Marcus Aurelius

"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

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

"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

"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

"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

"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

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

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

"Our life is what our thoughts make it." - Marcus Aurelius

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

"He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe." - Marcus Aurelius

"Poverty is the mother of crime." - 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

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

"Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears." - Marcus Aurelius

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

"If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it." - Marcus Aurelius

"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." - Marcus Aurelius

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

"The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing." - Marcus Aurelius

"Each day provides its own gifts." - Marcus Aurelius

"The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts." - Marcus Aurelius

"Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts." - Marcus Aurelius

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

"Let it be your constant method to look into the design of people's actions, and see what they would be at, as often as it is practicable; and to make this custom the more significant, practice it first upon yourself." - Marcus Aurelius

"Begin - to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished." - Marcus Aurelius

"How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks." - Marcus Aurelius

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

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

"Be content to seem what you really are." - Marcus Aurelius

"Let not your mind run on what you lack as much as on what you have already." - Marcus Aurelius

"Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else." - Marcus Aurelius

"Death, like birth, is a secret of Nature." - Marcus Aurelius