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Quotes By Marcus Aurelius

Nationality
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DOB
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26-04-121
DOD
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17-03-180

Soldier Marcus Aurelius was born on 26th April 121 AD. Even though it is not clear where Marcus Aurelius was born, it is known that he was a Romanian citizen. He was also called Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus was 59 years old when he died on 17th March 180 AD. In his life Marcus Aurelius Antoninus was famous not only for his work but also for quotations and sayings, some of which are quite popular and listed here.

If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.

- Meditations , Marcus Aurelius

If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance who is harmed.

- Meditations , Marcus Aurelius

I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinion of himself than on the opinion of others.

- Meditations , Marcus Aurelius

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts... take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.

- Marcus Aurelius

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

- Meditations , Marcus Aurelius

Our life is what our thoughts make it.

- Meditations , Marcus Aurelius

You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

- Meditations , Marcus Aurelius

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.

- Meditations , Marcus Aurelius

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.

- Meditations , Marcus Aurelius

When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love ...

- Meditations , Marcus Aurelius

Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.

- Meditations , Marcus Aurelius

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

- Meditations , Marcus Aurelius

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

- Meditations , Marcus Aurelius

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.

- Meditations , Marcus Aurelius

The soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts.

- Meditations , Marcus Aurelius

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

- Meditations , Marcus Aurelius

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.

- Meditations , 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.

- Meditations , Marcus Aurelius

The best revenge is not to be like your enemy.

- Meditations , Marcus Aurelius

Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.

- Meditations , Marcus Aurelius

A man's worth is no greater than his ambitions.

- 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.

- Meditations , Marcus Aurelius

Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself. Praise is no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise.

- Meditations , Marcus Aurelius

Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely.

- Marcus Aurelius

Because a thing seems difficult for you, do not think it impossible for anyone to accomplish.

- The Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus , Marcus Aurelius

Do every act of your life as if it were your last.

- Marcus Aurelius

Each thing is of like form from everlasting and comes round again in its cycle.

- Marcus Aurelius

Everything that happens happens as it should, and if you observe carefully, you will find this to be so.

- Marcus Aurelius

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

- 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

How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.

- Meditations , Marcus Aurelius

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

- Marcus Aurelius

I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than on the opinions of others.

- Marcus Aurelius

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