Marcus Aurelius Quotes

A man's worth is no greater than the worth of his ambitions

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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.

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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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The art of living is more like that of wrestling than of dancing. The main thing is to stand firm and be ready for an unforeseen attack.

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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.

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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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Keep constantly in mind in how many things you yourself have witnessed changes already. The universe is change, life is understanding.

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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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Each day provides its own gifts

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žNever esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect.

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

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The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.

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

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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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Everything harmonizes with me, which is harmonious to thee, o Universe. Nothing for me is too early or too late, which is in due time for thee.

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Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst

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