Marcus Aurelius

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Marcus Aurelius
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Marcus Aurelius (Latin: Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus; April 26, 121 AD – March 17, 180 AD), was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180. He ruled with Lucius Verus as co-emperor from 161 until Verus' death in 169. He was the last of the Five Good Emperors, and is also considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers.

During his reign, the Empire defeated a revitalized Parthian Empire in the East; Aurelius' general Avidius Cassius sacked the capital Ctesiphon in 164. In central Europe, Aurelius fought the Marcomanni, Quadi, and Sarmatians with success during the Marcomannic Wars, with the threat of the Germanic tribes beginning to represent a troubling reality for the Empire. A ... more »

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  • ''To understand the true quality of people, you must look into their minds, and examine their pursuits and aversions.''
    Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-80), Roman emperor, philosopher. Meditations, bk. 4, sct. 38.
  • ''It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.''
    Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180), Roman emperor, philosopher. Meditations, bk. 2, sct. 4.
  • ''You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength''
    Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180), Roman emperor, philosopher. Meditations, bk. 2, sct. 4.
  • ''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 Antoninus (121-180), Roman emperor, philosopher. Meditations, bk. 2, sct. 4.
  • ''Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.''
    Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180), Roman emperor, philosopher. Meditations, bk. 2, sct. 4.
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