Marcus Aurelius Quotes

Marcus Aurelius Quotes: Begin - to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished.
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Marcus Aurelius Quote: God sees the inner spirit stripped of flesh, skin, and all debris. For his own mind only touches the spirit that he has allowed to flow from himself into our bodies. And if you can act the same way, you will rid yourself of all suffering. For surely if you are not preoccupied with the body that encloses you, you will not trouble yourself about clothes, houses, fame, and other showy trappings.
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Quotes about Marcus Aurelius: Look deeply. Don't miss the inherent quality and value of everything.
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Quote about Marcus Aurelius: Men seek retreats for themselves, houses in the country, sea-shores, and mountains; and thou too art wont to desire such things very much. But this is altogether a mark of the most common sort of men, for it is in thy power whenever thou shalt choose to retire into thyself. For nowhere either with more quiet or more freedom from trouble does a man retire than into his own soul.
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Marcus Aurelius Sayings: External things are not the problem. It's your assessment of them. Which you can erase right now.
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Marcus Aurelius Saying: Live your life as if you are ready to say goodbye to it at any moment, as if the time left for you were some pleasant surprise.
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Sayings about Marcus Aurelius: Give full attention and devotion to each act.
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Saying about Marcus Aurelius: If you are pained by any external thing, it is not this thing that disturbs you, but your own judgment about it. It is in your power to erase this judgment about it. If anything in your own nature gives you pain, you are who hinders you from correcting your opinion.
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Marcus Aurelius Quotes: Whoever values peace of mind and the health of the soul will live the best of all possible lives.
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Marcus Aurelius Quote: 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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Quotes about Marcus Aurelius: Consider, for example, and you will find that almost all the transactions in the time of Vespasian differed little from those of the present day. You there find marrying and giving in marriage, educating children, sickness, death, war, joyous holidays, traffic, agriculture, flatterers, insolent pride, suspicions, laying of plots, longing for the death of others, newsmongers, lovers, misers, men canvassing far the consulship and for the kingdom; yet all these passed away, and are nowhere.
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Quote about Marcus Aurelius: ...small too even the longest fame thereafter, which is itself subject to a succession of little men who quickly die, and have no knowledge of themselves, let alone of those long dead.
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Marcus Aurelius Sayings: From Apollonius I learned freedom of will and undeviating steadiness of purpose; and to look to nothing else, not even for a moment, except to reason.
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Marcus Aurelius Saying: Spend your brief moment according to nature's law, and serenely greet the journey's end as an olive falls when it is ripe, blessing the branch that bare it, and giving thanks to the tree that gave it life.
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Sayings about Marcus Aurelius: When you are annoyed at someone's mistake, immediately look at yourself and reflect how you also fail; for example, in thinking that good equals money, or pleasure, or a bit of fame. By being mindful of this you'll quickly forget your anger, especially if you realize that the person was under stress, and could do little else. And, if you can, find a way to alleviate that stress.
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Saying about Marcus Aurelius: Say to yourself in the early morning: I shall meet today ungrateful, violent, treacherous, envious, uncharitable men. All of these things have come upon them through ignorance of real good and ill... I can neither be harmed by any of them, for no man will involve me in wrong, nor can I be angry with my kinsman or hate him; for we have come into the world to work together...
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Marcus Aurelius Quotes: Always run to the short way; and the short way is the natural: accordingly say and do everything in conformity with the soundest reason. For such a purpose frees a man from trouble, and warfare, and all artifice and ostentatious display.
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Marcus Aurelius Quote: It is a shame for the soul to be first to give way in this life, when thy body does not give way.
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