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Marcus Aurelius Quotes

(121-80 AD), Roman Emperor, Philosopher

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

Category: Action

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

Category: Action

Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last.

Category: Action

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.''

Category: Adversity

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

Category: Anger

When thou art above measure angry, bethink thee how momentary is man's life.

Category: Anger

Men exist for the sake of one another.

Category: Cooperation

Each thing is of like form from everlasting and comes round again in its cycle.

Category: Cycles

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.

Category: Death And Dying

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

Category: Death And Dying

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

Category: Endurance

Where a man can live, he can also live well.

Category: Enjoyment

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

Category: Environmentalism

Everything that exists is in a manner the seed of that which will be.

Category: Fate

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

Category: Fate