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Marcus Aurelius Antoninus ( ə-REE-lee-əs; 26 April 121 – 17 March 180) was a Roman emperor from 161 to 180 and a Stoic philosopher. He was the last of the rulers known as the Five Good Emperors (a term coined some 13 centuries later by Niccolò Machiavelli), and the last emperor of the Pax Romana (27 BC to 180 AD), an age of relative peace and stability for the Roman Empire. He served as Roman consul in 140, 145, and 161.

Marcus was born during the reign of Hadrian to the emperor's nephew, the praetor Marcus Annius Verus, and the heiress Domitia Calvilla. His father died when he was three, and his mother and grandfather raised Marcus. After Hadrian's adoptive son, Aelius Caesar, died in 138, the emperor adopted Marcus' uncle Antoninus Pius as his new heir. In turn, Antoninus adopted Marcus and Lucius, the son of Aelius. Hadrian died that year and Antoninus became emperor. Now heir to the throne, Marcus studied Greek and Latin under tutors such as Herodes Atticus and Marcus Cornelius Fronto. He married Antoninus' daughter Faustina in 145.

After Antoninus died in 161, Marcus acceded to the throne alongside his adoptive brother, who reigned under the name Lucius Verus. Under Marcus' rule, the Roman Empire witnessed heavy military conflict. In the East, the Romans fought successfully with a revitalized Parthian Empire and the rebel Kingdom of Armenia. Marcus defeated the Marcomanni, Quadi, and Sarmatian Iazyges in the Marcomannic Wars; however, these and other Germanic peoples began to represent a troubling reality for the Empire. He modified the silver purity of the Roman currency, the denarius. The persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire appears to have increased during Marcus' reign, but his involvement in this is unknown. The Antonine Plague broke out in 165 or 166 and devastated the population of the Roman Empire, causing the deaths of five to ten million people. Lucius Verus may have died from the plague in 169.

Unlike some of his predecessors, Marcus chose not to adopt an heir. His children included Lucilla, who married Lucius, and Commodus, whose succession after Marcus has been a subject of debate among both contemporary and modern historians. The Column and Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius still stand in Rome, where they were erected in celebration of his military victories. Meditations, the writings of "the philosopher" – as contemporary biographers called Marcus, are a significant source of the modern understanding of ancient Stoic philosophy. They have been praised by fellow writers, philosophers, monarchs, and politicians centuries after his death.


quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Every man is worth just as much as the things he busies himself with. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Every man is worth just as much as the things he busies himself with.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: A wrong-doer is often a man that has left something undone, not always he that has done something. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

A wrong-doer is often a man that has left something undone, not always he that has done something.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: The happiness and unhappiness of the rational, social animal depends not on what he feels but on what he does; just as his virtue and vice consist not in feeling but in doing. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

The happiness and unhappiness of the rational, social animal depends not on what he feels but on what he does; just as his virtue and vice consist not in feeling but in doing.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: The soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

The soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: All is temporary and ephemeral--fame and the famous, as well. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

All is temporary and ephemeral--fame and the famous, as well.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Everything is fitting for me, my universe, which fits thy purpose. Nothing in its good time is too early or too late for me; everything is fruit for me which thy seasons, Nature, bear; from thee, in … with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Everything is fitting for me, my universe, which fits thy purpose. Nothing in its good time is too early or too late for me; everything is fruit for me which thy seasons, Nature, bear; from thee, in thee, to thee, are all things.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: When thou art above measure angry, be think thee how momentary is man's life. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

When thou art above measure angry, be think thee how momentary is man's life.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Submit to the fate of your own free will. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Submit to the fate of your own free will.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: That which is not good for the beehive cannot be good for the bees. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

That which is not good for the beehive cannot be good for the bees.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Frequently consider the connection of all things in the universe. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Frequently consider the connection of all things in the universe.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Longer Version:

Frequently consider the connection of all things in the universe. .. We should not say 'I am an Athenian' or 'I am a Roman' but 'I am a citizen of the Universe.


quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: You wear a watch to keep on schedule. You buy books on time management. And complain that you're so busy you just don't have enough time in the day. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

You wear a watch to keep on schedule. You buy books on time management. And complain that you're so busy you just don't have enough time in the day.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Don't let your reflection on the whole sweep of life crush you. Don't fill your mind with all the bad things that might still happen. Stay focused on the present situation and ask yourself why it's s… with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Don't let your reflection on the whole sweep of life crush you. Don't fill your mind with all the bad things that might still happen. Stay focused on the present situation and ask yourself why it's so unbearable and can't be survived.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: There's one blessing only, the source and cornerstone of beatitude: confidence in yourself. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

There's one blessing only, the source and cornerstone of beatitude: confidence in yourself.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: But that which is useful is the better. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

But that which is useful is the better.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Can anything that is useful be accomplished without change? with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Can anything that is useful be accomplished without change?

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: The stream of tendency in which all things seek to fulfill the law of their being. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

The stream of tendency in which all things seek to fulfill the law of their being.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Above, below, all around are the movements of the elements. But the motion of virtue is in none of these: it is something more divine, and advancing by a way hardly observed it goes happily on its ro… with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Above, below, all around are the movements of the elements. But the motion of virtue is in none of these: it is something more divine, and advancing by a way hardly observed it goes happily on its road.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: This is the mark of a perfect character -- to pass through each day as though it were the last, without agitation, without torpor, and without pretense. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

This is the mark of a perfect character -- to pass through each day as though it were the last, without agitation, without torpor, and without pretense.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Truth and ceremony are two things. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Truth and ceremony are two things.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: All things from eternity are of like forms and come round in circle. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

All things from eternity are of like forms and come round in circle.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Consider frequently the connection of all things in the universe and their relation to one another. For things are somehow implicated with one another, and all in a way friendly to one another. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Consider frequently the connection of all things in the universe and their relation to one another. For things are somehow implicated with one another, and all in a way friendly to one another.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Take away your opinion, and then there is taken away the complaint, 'I have been harmed.' Take away the complaint, 'I have been harmed,' and the harm is taken away. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Take away your opinion, and then there is taken away the complaint, 'I have been harmed.' Take away the complaint, 'I have been harmed,' and the harm is taken away.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Turn thy thoughts now to the consideration of thy life, thy life as a child, as a youth, thy manhood, thy old age, for in these also every change was a death. Is this anything to fear? with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Turn thy thoughts now to the consideration of thy life, thy life as a child, as a youth, thy manhood, thy old age, for in these also every change was a death. Is this anything to fear?

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: There is change in all things. You yourself are subject to continual change and some decay, and this is common to the entire universe. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

There is change in all things. You yourself are subject to continual change and some decay, and this is common to the entire universe.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: When you have trouble getting out of bed in the morning, remember that your defining characteristic-what defines a human being-is to work with others. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

When you have trouble getting out of bed in the morning, remember that your defining characteristic-what defines a human being-is to work with others.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Light may earth's crumbling sand be laid on thee, that dogs may dig thy bones up easily. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Light may earth's crumbling sand be laid on thee, that dogs may dig thy bones up easily.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Give full attention and devotion to each act. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Give full attention and devotion to each act.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Understand however that every man is worth just so much as the things are worth about which he busies himself. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Understand however that every man is worth just so much as the things are worth about which he busies himself.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: The lot assigned to every man is suited to him, and suits him to itself. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

The lot assigned to every man is suited to him, and suits him to itself.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: All is ephemeral -- fame and the famous as well. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

All is ephemeral -- fame and the famous as well.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: When a guide meets up with someone who is lost, ordinarily his reaction is to direct him on the right path, not mock or malign him, then turn on his heel and walk away. As for you, lead someone to th… with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

When a guide meets up with someone who is lost, ordinarily his reaction is to direct him on the right path, not mock or malign him, then turn on his heel and walk away. As for you, lead someone to the truth and you will find that he can follow.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: All that happens is as habitual and familiar as roses in spring and fruit in the summer. True too of disease, death, defamation, and conspiracy--and all that delights or gives pain to fools. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

All that happens is as habitual and familiar as roses in spring and fruit in the summer. True too of disease, death, defamation, and conspiracy--and all that delights or gives pain to fools.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Search men's governing principles, and consider the wise, what they shun and what they cleave to. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Search men's governing principles, and consider the wise, what they shun and what they cleave to.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Try to live the life of the good man who is more than content with what is allocated to him. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Try to live the life of the good man who is more than content with what is allocated to him.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: A little time, and thou shalt close thy eyes; and him who has attended thee to thy grave, another soon will lament. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

A little time, and thou shalt close thy eyes; and him who has attended thee to thy grave, another soon will lament.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: The universal nature out of the universal substance, as if it were wax, now molds a horse, and when it has broken this up, it uses the material for a tree, then for a man, then for something else. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

The universal nature out of the universal substance, as if it were wax, now molds a horse, and when it has broken this up, it uses the material for a tree, then for a man, then for something else.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Longer Version:

The universal nature has no external space; but the wondrous part of her art is that though she has circumscribed herself, everything which is within her which appears to decay and to grow old and to be useless she changes into herself, and again makes other new things from these very same, so that she requires neither substance from without nor wants a place into which she may cast that which decays. She is content then with her own space, and her own matter, and her own art.


quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: If unwilling to rise in the morning, say to thyself, 'I awake to do the work of a man.' with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

If unwilling to rise in the morning, say to thyself, 'I awake to do the work of a man.'

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: The passing minute is every man's equal possession but what has once gone by is not ours. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

The passing minute is every man's equal possession but what has once gone by is not ours.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: How good it is, when you have roast meat or suchlike foods before you, to impress on your mind that this is the dead body of a fish, this the dead body of a bird or pig. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

How good it is, when you have roast meat or suchlike foods before you, to impress on your mind that this is the dead body of a fish, this the dead body of a bird or pig.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Longer Version:

How good it is when you have roast meat or suchlike foods before you, to impress on your mind that this is the dead body of a fish, this is the dead body of a bird or pig; and again, that the Falernian wine is the mere juice of grapes, and your purple edged robe simply the hair of a sheep soaked in shell-fish blood!
And in sexual intercourse that it is no more than the friction of a membrane and a spurt of mucus ejected.
How good these perceptions are at getting to the heart of the real thing and penetrating through it, so you can see it for what it is!
This should be your practice throughout all your life: when things have such a plausible appearance, show them naked, see their shoddiness, strip away their own boastful account of themselves.
Vanity is the greatest seducer of reason: when you are most convinced that your work is important, that is when you are most under its spell.



quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: It is man's peculiar duty to love even those who wrong him. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

It is man's peculiar duty to love even those who wrong him.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Once you have done a man a service, what more reward would you have? Is it not enough to have obeyed the laws of your own nature, without expecting to be paid for it? with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Once you have done a man a service, what more reward would you have? Is it not enough to have obeyed the laws of your own nature, without expecting to be paid for it?

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Soon you will have forgotten all things: soon all things will have forgotten you. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Soon you will have forgotten all things: soon all things will have forgotten you.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: When you have done a good deed that another has had the benefit of, why do you need a third reward-as fools do-praise for having done well or looking for a favor in return. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

When you have done a good deed that another has had the benefit of, why do you need a third reward-as fools do-praise for having done well or looking for a favor in return.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Remember that the sole life which a man can lose is that which he is living at the moment. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Remember that the sole life which a man can lose is that which he is living at the moment.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Be satisfied with your business, and learn to love what you were bred to. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Be satisfied with your business, and learn to love what you were bred to.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Everything in any way beautiful has its beauty of itself, inherent and self-sufficient: praise is no part of it. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Everything in any way beautiful has its beauty of itself, inherent and self-sufficient: praise is no part of it.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Time is a kind of river, an irresistible flood sweeping up men and events and carrying them headlong, one after the other, to the great sea of being. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Time is a kind of river, an irresistible flood sweeping up men and events and carrying them headlong, one after the other, to the great sea of being.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: All those things at which thou wishest to arrive by a circuitous road, thou canst have now, if thou dost not refuse them to thyself. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

All those things at which thou wishest to arrive by a circuitous road, thou canst have now, if thou dost not refuse them to thyself.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: All things are in the act of change; thou thyself in ceaseless transformation and partial decay, and the whole universe with thee. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

All things are in the act of change; thou thyself in ceaseless transformation and partial decay, and the whole universe with thee.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Embellish the soul with simplicity, with prudence, and everything which is neither virtuous nor vicious. Love all men. Walk according to God; for, as a poet hath said, his laws govern all. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Embellish the soul with simplicity, with prudence, and everything which is neither virtuous nor vicious. Love all men. Walk according to God; for, as a poet hath said, his laws govern all.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: If man reflects on the changes and transformations which follow one another like wave after wave and their rapidity, he will despise everything which is perishable. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

If man reflects on the changes and transformations which follow one another like wave after wave and their rapidity, he will despise everything which is perishable.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: The ruling power within, when it is in its natural state, is so related to outer circumstances that it easily changes to accord with what can be done and what is given it to do. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

The ruling power within, when it is in its natural state, is so related to outer circumstances that it easily changes to accord with what can be done and what is given it to do.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Not to busy myself about vain things, and not easily to believe those things, which are commonly spoken. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Not to busy myself about vain things, and not easily to believe those things, which are commonly spoken.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: The sole thing of which any man can be deprived is the present; since this is all he owns, and nobody can lose what is not his. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

The sole thing of which any man can be deprived is the present; since this is all he owns, and nobody can lose what is not his.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: When pain is unbearable it destroys us; when it does not it is bearable. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

When pain is unbearable it destroys us; when it does not it is bearable.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: To no man make yourself a boon companion: Your joy will be less but less will be your grief. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

To no man make yourself a boon companion: Your joy will be less but less will be your grief.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Death -- a stopping of impressions through the senses, and of the pulling of the cords of motion, and of the ways of thought, and of service to the flesh. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Death -- a stopping of impressions through the senses, and of the pulling of the cords of motion, and of the ways of thought, and of service to the flesh.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus



quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: To her who gives and takes back all, to nature, the man who is instructed and modest says, Give what thou wilt; take back what thou wilt. And he says this not proudly, but obediently and well pleased… with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

To her who gives and takes back all, to nature, the man who is instructed and modest says, Give what thou wilt; take back what thou wilt. And he says this not proudly, but obediently and well pleased with her.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: How many together with whom I came into the world are already gone out of it. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

How many together with whom I came into the world are already gone out of it.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Is any man afraid of change? Why what can take place without change? What then is more pleasing or more suitable to the universal nature? with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Is any man afraid of change? Why what can take place without change? What then is more pleasing or more suitable to the universal nature?

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: We are born for synergy, just like the feet, just like the hands, just like the eyes, just like the rows of upper and lower teeth. Working against each other is unnatural, and being annoyed and turni… with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

We are born for synergy, just like the feet, just like the hands, just like the eyes, just like the rows of upper and lower teeth. Working against each other is unnatural, and being annoyed and turning one's back is counterproductive.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: This is enough. Do not add, And why were such things made in the world? with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

This is enough. Do not add, And why were such things made in the world?

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Change your attitude to the things that bother you and you will be aware of them. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Change your attitude to the things that bother you and you will be aware of them.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Remember that to change your mind and follow him who sets you right is to be none the less free than you were before. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Remember that to change your mind and follow him who sets you right is to be none the less free than you were before.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Put from you the belief that 'I have been wronged,' and with it will go the feeling. Reject your sense of injury, and the injury itself disappears. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Put from you the belief that 'I have been wronged,' and with it will go the feeling. Reject your sense of injury, and the injury itself disappears.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Cinna wishes to seem poor, and is poor. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Cinna wishes to seem poor, and is poor.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Is your cucumber bitter? Throw it away. Are there briars in your path? Turn aside. That is enough. Do not go on and ay, 'Why were things of this sort ever brought into the world?' with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Is your cucumber bitter? Throw it away. Are there briars in your path? Turn aside. That is enough. Do not go on and ay, 'Why were things of this sort ever brought into the world?'

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: All those events in history were such dramas as we see now, only with different actors. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

All those events in history were such dramas as we see now, only with different actors.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Accustom yourself not to be disregarding of what someone else has to say: as far as possible enter into the mind of the speaker. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Accustom yourself not to be disregarding of what someone else has to say: as far as possible enter into the mind of the speaker.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: I am called to man's labour; why then do I make a difficulty if I am going out to do what I was born to do and what I was brought into the world for? with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

I am called to man's labour; why then do I make a difficulty if I am going out to do what I was born to do and what I was brought into the world for?

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: How many after being celebrated by fame have been given up to oblivion; and how many who have celebrated the fame of others have long been dead. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

How many after being celebrated by fame have been given up to oblivion; and how many who have celebrated the fame of others have long been dead.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: I was once a fortunate man but at some point fortune abandoned me. But true good fortune is what you make for yourself. Good fortune: good character, good intentions, and good actions. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

I was once a fortunate man but at some point fortune abandoned me. But true good fortune is what you make for yourself. Good fortune: good character, good intentions, and good actions.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus


quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: The healthy eye ought to see all visible things and not to say, I wish for green things; for this is the condition of a diseased eye. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

The healthy eye ought to see all visible things and not to say, I wish for green things; for this is the condition of a diseased eye.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: From my great-grandfather: not to have attended schools for the public; to have had good teachers at home, and to realize that this is the sort of thing on which one should spend lavishly. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

From my great-grandfather: not to have attended schools for the public; to have had good teachers at home, and to realize that this is the sort of thing on which one should spend lavishly.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: It were well to die if there be gods, and sad to live if there be none. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

It were well to die if there be gods, and sad to live if there be none.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Live each day as if it be your last. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Live each day as if it be your last.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Casting aside other things, hold to the precious few; and besides bear in mind that every man lives only the present, which is an indivisible point, and that all the rest of his life is either past o… with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Casting aside other things, hold to the precious few; and besides bear in mind that every man lives only the present, which is an indivisible point, and that all the rest of his life is either past or is uncertain.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: The soul is dyed by the thoughts. Dye it then, with a continuous series of such thoughts as these -- that where a man can live, there -- if he will -- he can also live well. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

The soul is dyed by the thoughts. Dye it then, with a continuous series of such thoughts as these -- that where a man can live, there -- if he will -- he can also live well.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: No form of nature is inferior to art; for the arts merely imitate natural forms. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

No form of nature is inferior to art; for the arts merely imitate natural forms.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Love the people with whom fate brings you together. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Love the people with whom fate brings you together.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Don't let your imagination to be crushed by life as a whole. Don't try to pictures everything bad that could possibly happen. Stick with the situation at hand. ...Then remind yourself that past and p… with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Don't let your imagination to be crushed by life as a whole. Don't try to pictures everything bad that could possibly happen. Stick with the situation at hand. ...Then remind yourself that past and present have no power over you. Only the present.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Remember that neither the future nor the past pains thee, but only the present. But this is reduced to a very little, if thou only circumscribest it, and chidest thy mind, if it is unable
 to hold ou… with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Remember that neither the future nor the past pains thee, but only the present. But this is reduced to a very little, if thou only circumscribest it, and chidest thy mind, if it is unable
to hold out against even this.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

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