Marcus Aurelius Quotes

Marcus Aurelius


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

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


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



Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.

Marcus Aurelius


The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.

Marcus Aurelius


He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.

Marcus Aurelius


It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.

Marcus Aurelius


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


Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig.

Marcus Aurelius


The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.

Marcus Aurelius


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.

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Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.

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

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Each day provides its own gifts.

Marcus Aurelius