Stoic Quotes by
Marcus Aurelius

Were you to live three thousand years, or even thirty thousand, remember that the sole life which a man can lose is that which he is living at the moment; and furthermore, that he can have no other life except the one he loses.

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Marcus Aurelius

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

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Our own worth is measured by what we devote our energy to

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Either teach them better if it be in thy power; or if it be not, remember that for this use, to bear with them patiently, was mildness and goodness granted unto thee.

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Get busy with life's purpose, toss aside empty hopes, get active in your own rescue...

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Whatever may happen to you, it was prepared for you from all eternity; and the implication of causes was from eternity spinning the thread of your being, and of that which is incident to it.

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Alexander the Great and his mule driver both died and the same thing happened to both.

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Unhappy am I because this has happened to me. Not so, but happy am I, though this has happened to me, because I continue free from pain, neither crushed by the present nor fearing the future.

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Will any man despise me? Let him see to it. But I will see to it that I may not be found doing or saying anything that deserves to be despised.

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Our life is what our thoughts make it.

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And in the case of superior things like stars, we discover a kind of unity in separation. The higher we rise on the scale of being, the easier it is to discern a connection even among things separated by vast distances.

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The universe, then, is God, of whom the popular gods are manifestations; while legends and myths are allegorical. The soul of man is thus an emanation from the godhead, into whom it will eventually be re-absorbed.

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The blazing fire makes flames and brightness out of everything thrown into it.

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Pride is a master of deception: when you think you're occupied in the weightiest business, that's when he has you in his spell.

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Another useful point to bear in mind: What qualities has nature given us to counter that defect? As an antidote to unkindness it gave us kindness. And other qualities to balance other flaws.

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What is divine deserves our respect because it is good; what is human deserves our affection because it is like us.

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Dig deep; the water- goodness- is down there. And as long as you keep digging, it will keep bubbling up.

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Look to nothing, not even for a moment except to reason.

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Occupy thyself with few things, says the philosopher, if thou wouldst be tranquil.

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How many of them who came into the world at the same time when I did, are already gone out of it?

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Bear in mind that the measure of a man is the worth of the things he cares about.

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Do you have reason? I have. Why then do you not use it? For if reason does its own work, what else could you wish for?

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The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.

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