Marcus Aurelius Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old marcus aurelius quotes, marcus aurelius sayings, and marcus aurelius proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Our life is what our thoughts make it.      

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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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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.     

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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.     

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Whatever the universal nature assigns to any man at any time is for the good of that man at that time.      

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Do not indulge in dreams of having what you have not, but reckon up the chief of the blessings you do possess, and then thankfully remember how you would crave for them if they were not yours.      

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

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

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

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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.     

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

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Remember that all is opinion.     

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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.     

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A man should be upright, not be kept upright.     

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

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

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

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Whatever the universal nature assigns to any man at any time is for the good of that man at that time.     

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Most of what we say and do is not essential. If you can eliminate it, you'll have more time, and more tranquillity. Ask yourself at every moment, 'Is this necessary''     

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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.     

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

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Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.      

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Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.     

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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?     

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

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

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

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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

Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.     

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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.     

Marcus Aurelius