82 Greatest Quotes By Marcus Aurelius

Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts. Marcus Aurelius
The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way. Marcus Aurelius
Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul. Marcus Aurelius
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
Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig. Marcus Aurelius
The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are. Marcus Aurelius
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. Marcus Aurelius
Everything that happens happens as it should, and if you observe carefully, you will find this to be so. Marcus Aurelius
Let men see, let them know, a real man, who lives as he was meant to live. Marcus Aurelius
So much worse are the consequences of anger than its causes. Marcus Aurelius
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
Life is short. Do not forget about the most important things in our life, living for other people and doing good for them. Marcus Aurelius
Give up your thirst for books, so that you do not die a grouch. Marcus Aurelius
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. Marcus Aurelius
If you are pained by any external thing, it is not this that disturbs you, but your own judgment about it. Marcus Aurelius
There is no man so blessed that some who stand by his deathbed won't hail the occasion with delight. Marcus Aurelius
All men are made one for another: either then teach them better or bear with them. Marcus Aurelius
A person's worth is measured by the worth of what he values. Marcus Aurelius
The memory of everything is very soon overwhelmed in time. Marcus Aurelius
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.'. Marcus Aurelius
Give yourself a gift: the present moment. Marcus Aurelius
It never ceases to amaze me: we all love ourselves more than other people, but care more about their opinions than our own. Marcus Aurelius
The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away. Marcus Aurelius
The things you think about determine the quality of your mind. Your soul takes on the color of your thoughts. Marcus Aurelius
For it is in your power to retire into yourself whenever you choose. Marcus Aurelius
Our anger and annoyance are more detrimental to us than the things themselves which anger or annoy us. Marcus Aurelius
You are a little soul carrying about a corpse, as Epictetus used to say. Marcus Aurelius
Be content with what you are, and wish not change; nor dread your last day, nor long for it. Marcus Aurelius
All that exists is the seed of what will emerge from it. Marcus Aurelius
For outward show is a wonderful perverter of the reason. Marcus Aurelius
The opinion of 10,000 men is of no value if none of them know anything about the subject. Marcus Aurelius
Live your life as if you are ready to say goodbye to it at any moment, as if the time left for you were some pleasant surprise. Marcus Aurelius
Do not act as if you were going to live ten thousand years. Death hangs over you. While you live, while it is in your power, be good. Marcus Aurelius
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. Marcus Aurelius
Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one. Marcus Aurelius
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. Marcus Aurelius
Death smiles at us all, all a man can do is smile back. Marcus Aurelius
Do not be wise in words - be wise in deeds. Marcus Aurelius
Imagine you were now dead, or had not lived before his moment. Now view the rest of your life as a bonus. Marcus Aurelius
He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe. Marcus Aurelius
Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect. Marcus Aurelius
Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight. Marcus Aurelius
How ridiculous and how strange to be surprised at anything which happens in life. Marcus Aurelius
Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears. Marcus Aurelius
To the wise, life is a problem; to the fool, a solution. Marcus Aurelius
Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question: What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize? Marcus Aurelius
Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life. Marcus Aurelius
Both happiness and unhappiness depend on perception. Marcus Aurelius
Take full account of what Excellencies you possess, and in gratitude remember how you would hanker after them, if you had them not. Marcus Aurelius
Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them. Marcus Aurelius
Be tolerant with others and strict with yourself. Marcus Aurelius