Facts about Marcus Aurelius

Summary

Marcus Aurelius was a famous Soldier from Rome, who lived between April 26, 121 and March 17, 180. He became 58 years old.

Biography

Marcus Aurelius (Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus) was Roman emperor from 161 to 180 Up to 169 Marcus Aurelius reigned with his adoptive brother, Lucius Verus. After Verus' death was Aurelius sole ruler of the Roman Empire.

Aurelius is known to have been interested in philosophy. He also seems to have been very religious. Already at the age of eight he had a title as a kind of priest, and he was interested in the so-called Eleusinian mysteries. Often he is depicted in front of an altar. He was also a skilled warrior.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac taurus, who is known for Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience. Our collection contains 69 quotes who is written / told by Marcus, under the main topics: Happiness, Anger.

Related authors: Epictetus, Augustus

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcus_Aurelius

Famous quotes by Marcus Aurelius (69)


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"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts; therefore guard accordingly"
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"How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it"
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"Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears"
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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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"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 art of living is more like wrestling than dancing"
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"Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts"
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"Let men see, let them know, a real man, who lives as he was meant to live"
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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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"Let it be your constant method to look into the design of people's actions, and see what they would be at, as often as it is practicable; and to make this custom the more significant, practice it first upon yourself"
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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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"How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks"
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"The act of dying is one of the acts of life"
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"To the wise, life is a problem; to the fool, a solution"
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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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"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"
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"Anger cannot be dishonest"
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"And thou wilt give thyself relief, if thou doest every act of thy life as if it were the last"
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"Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live"
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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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"A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires"
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"A man's worth is no greater than his ambitions"
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"A man should be upright, not be kept upright"
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"Your life is what your thoughts make it"
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"You must become an old man in good time if you wish to be an old man long"
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"You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength"
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"Where a man can live, he can also live well"
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"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"
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"To refrain from imitation is the best revenge"
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"To live happily is an inward power of the soul"
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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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"There is nothing happens to any person but what was in his power to go through with"
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"The universe is transformation; our life is what our thoughts make it"
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"The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it"
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"The universal order and the personal order are nothing but different expressions and manifestations of a common underlying principle"
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"The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts"
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"The sexual embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer"
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"The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious"
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"Perhaps there are none more lazy, or more truly ignorant, than your everlasting readers"
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"Our life is what our thoughts make it"
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"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"
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"Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul"
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"Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life"
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"Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear"
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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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"Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability"
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"Men exist for the sake of one another"
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"Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight"
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"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.""
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"He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe"
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"Forward, as occasion offers. Never look round to see whether any shall note it... Be satisfied with success in even the smallest matter, and think that even such a result is no trifle"
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"Execute every act of thy life as though it were thy last"
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"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth"
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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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"Everything that exists is in a manner the seed of that which will be"
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"Each thing is of like form from everlasting and comes round again in its cycle"
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"Each day provides its own gifts"
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"Do every act of your life as if it were your last"
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"Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good; and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig"
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"Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else"
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"Death, like birth, is a secret of Nature"
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"Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from desires that make us their puppets, and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service of the flesh"
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"Confine yourself to the present"
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"Begin - to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished"
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"Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also"
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"Because a thing seems difficult for you, do not think it impossible for anyone to accomplish"
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"Be content with what you are, and wish not change; nor dread your last day, nor long for it"
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"Be content to seem what you really are"
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"Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely"


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