Insightful Quotes by Marcus Aurelius on Life, Love, Strength and Death
Wise Words of Marcus Aurelius, the Remarkable Roman Emperor.
Marcus Aurelius was the Roman Emperor and a Stoic Philosopher who noted down his thoughts. Below is the collection of his wise words.
“Be tolerant with others and strict with yourself.”
“You have power over your mind — not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”
“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.”
“Your mind will take the shape of what you frequently hold in thought, for the human spirit is colored by such impressions.”
“You shouldn’t give circumstances the power to rouse anger, for they don’t care at all.”
“When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love…”
“Dig deep within yourself, for there is a fountain of goodness ever ready to flow if you will keep digging.”
“If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.”
“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?”
“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”
“It’s a disgrace in this life when the soul surrenders first while the body refuses to.”
“People are not disturbed by things, but by the views they take of them.”
“You’re better off not giving the small things more time than they deserve.”
“The soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts.”
“Take a good hard look at people’s ruling principle, especially of the wise, what they run away from & what they seek out.”
“Don’t go on discussing what a good person should be. Just be one.”
“Remember that very little is needed to make a happy life.”
“Life is short — the fruit of this life is a good character and acts for the common good.”
“Everything that happens as it should and if you observe carefully you will find this to be so.”
“To live the good life: We have the potential for it. If we can learn to be indifferent to what makes no difference.”
“How ridiculous and how strange to be surprised at anything which happens in life.”
“Live out your life in truth and justice, tolerant of those who are neither true nor just.”
“We live only now. Everything else is either passed or is unknown.”
“The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.”
“It is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance who is harmed.”
“To love only what happens, what was destined. No greater harmony.”
“No man can escape his destiny, the next inquiry being how he may best live the time that he has to live.”
Hope these wise words of Marcus Aurelius helps you in your quest for success.
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