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Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus was a Stoic philosopher, and Roman Emperor from 161 to his death in 180; born Marcus Annius Catilius Severus, at marriage he took the name Marcus Annius Verus. When named Emperor, he was given the name Marcus Aurelius Antoninus and afterwards became known as the last of the "Five Good Emperors."
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How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

A candour affected is a dagger concealed.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Waste no more time talking about great souls and how they should be. Become one yourself!

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

To stand up -- or be setup?

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

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 Antoninus

Where life is possible at all, a right life is possible; life in a palace is possible; therefore even in a palace a right life is possible.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

A little flesh, a little breath, and a Reason to rule all - that is myself.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

You will find rest from vain fancies if you perform every act in life as though it were your last.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

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.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

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

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

How much time he gains who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks, but only at what he does himself, to make it just and holy.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

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

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Whatever is in any way beautiful hath its source of beauty in itself, and is complete in itself; praise forms no part of it. So it is none the worse nor the better for being praised.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

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

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Think not disdainfully of death, but look on it with favor; for even death is one of the things that Nature wills.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Very little is needed to make a happy life.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

In the morning, when you are sluggish about getting up, let this thought be present: 'I am rising to a man's work.'

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Nothing happens to any thing which that thing is not made by nature to bear.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

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

Remember this-that there is a proper dignity and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act of life.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Nothing happens to anybody which he is not fitted by nature to bear.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

A man does not sin by commission only, but often by ommission.

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