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Marcus Aurelius Quotes

(121-80 AD), Roman Emperor, Philosopher

Your life is what your thoughts make it.

Category: Life And Living

Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight.

Category: Losers And Losing

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.

Category: Love

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.

Category: Motives

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

Category: Opinions

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.

Category: Peace

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.

Category: Persuasion

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

Category: Power

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

Category: Power

I have often wondered how it is everyone loves himself more than the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than the opinions of others.

Category: Self-esteem

Remember how often you have postponed minding your interest, and let slip those opportunities the gods have given you. It is now high time to consider what sort of world you are part of, and from what kind of governor of it you are descended; that you have a set period assigned you to act in, and unless you improve it to brighten and compose your thoughts, it will quickly run off with you, and be lost beyond recovery.

Category: Self-interest

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

Category: Sociology

To live happily is an inward power of the soul.

Category: Soul

A man's life is what his thoughts make of it.

Category: Thoughts And Thinking

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

Category: Thoughts And Thinking