ANCIENT WISDOM QUOTES FROM MARCUS AURELIUS

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ANCIENT WISDOM QUOTES FROM MARCUS AURELIUS

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  • The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.

 

  • Each day provides its own gifts.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  • 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.

 

  • We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne.

 

  • To live happily is an inward power of the soul.

 

  • “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.”

 

  • That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees.

 

  • 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.

 

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

 

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

 

 

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