Marcus Aurelius Quotes

Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst

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The object in 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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Look beneath the surface; let not the several quality of a thing nor its worth escape thee

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So great is the modesty of your mind and face, Sophronius that I wonder you should ever have become a father.

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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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A man's life is what his thoughts make of it.

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Live not as though there were a thousand years ahead of you. Fate is at your elbow; make yourself good while life and power are still yours.

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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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How much more grevious are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.

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The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious.

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It is false to say that you are a vicious man, Zoilus; you are not a vicious man, you are vice itself

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The flaw which is hidden is deemed greater than it is

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Because a thing seems difficult for you, do not think it impossible for anyone to accomplish.

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We are too much accustomed to attribute to a single cause that which is the product of several, and the majority of our controversies come from that.

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Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones. I am not afraid.

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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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