Marcus Aurelius

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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.
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  • ''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.
  • ''Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.''
    Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180), Roman emperor, philosopher. Meditations, bk. 2, sct. 4.
  • ''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 Antoninus (121-180), Roman emperor, philosopher. Meditations, bk. 2, sct. 4.
  • ''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 Antoninus (121-180), Roman emperor, philosopher. Meditations, bk. 2, sct. 4.
  • ''If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.''
    Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180), Roman emperor, philosopher. Meditations, bk. 2, sct. 4.
  • ''The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.''
    Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180), Roman emperor, philosopher. Meditations, bk. 2, sct. 4.

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