That which is really beautiful has no need of anything; not more than law, not more than truth, not more than benevolence or modesty.

Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius

Profession: Soldier
Nationality: Roman

Some suggestions for you :

The time is at hand when you will have forgotten everything; and the time is at hand when all will have forgotten you. Always reflect that soon you will be no one, and nowhere.

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. Even animals know how to sleep. And it's the characteristic activity that's the more natural one — more innate and more satisfying.

If they've made a mistake, correct them gently and show them where they went wrong. If you can't do that, then the blame lies with you. Or no one.

Similarly, man is born for deeds of kindness; and when he has done a kindly action, or otherwise served the common welfare, he has done what he was made for, and has received his quittance.

Anger and the sorrow it produces are far more harmful than the things which make us angry.

What am I doing with my soul? Interrogate yourself, to find out what inhabits your so-called mind and what kind of soul you have now. A child's soul, an adolescent's, a woman's? A tyrant's soul? The soul of a predator—or its prey?

Adapt yourself to the life you have been given; and truly love the people with whom destiny has surrounded you.

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.

It is a shame when the soul is first to give way in this life, and the body does not give way.

How much trouble he avoids who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks.

To pass through this brief life as nature demands. To give it up without complaint. Like an olive that ripens and falls. Praising its mother, thanking the tree it grew on.

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts; therefore guard accordingly.

Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts.

A man when he has done a good act, does not call out for others to come and see, but he goes on to another act, as a vine goes on to produce again the grapes in season.