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Marcus Aurelius
April 26, 121 - March 17, 180
Nationality: Roman
Category: Soldier
Subcategory: Roman Soldier

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


To refrain from imitation is the best revenge.


Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts.


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


We are too much accustomed to attribute to a single cause that which is the product of several, and the majority of our controversies come from that.


Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.


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


Death, like birth, is a secret of Nature.


Each day provides its own gifts.


Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear.


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.


Observe constantly that all things take place by change, and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are, and to make new things like them.


The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away.


The universe is transformation; our life is what our thoughts make it.


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.


The sexual embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer.


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


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


Be content with what you are, and wish not change; nor dread your last day, nor long for it.


Begin - to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished.


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