So here is a rule to remember in future, when anything tempts you to feel bitter: not, ‘This is a misfortune,' but ‘To bear this worthily is good fortune.

Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius

Profession: Soldier
Nationality: Roman

Some suggestions for you :

At dawn, when you have trouble getting out of bed, tell yourself: I have to go to work—as a human being. What do I have to complain of, if I'm going to do what I was born for—the things I was brought into the world to do? Or is this what I was created for? To huddle under the blankets and stay warm?

All of us are creatures of a day; the rememberer and the remembered alike. All is ephemeral—both memory and the object of memory. 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.

Remember how long thou hast already put off these things, and how often a certain day and hour as it were, having been set unto thee by the gods, thou hast neglected it.

At some point you have to recognize what world it is that you belong to; what power rules it and from what source you spring; that there is a limit to the time assigned you, and if you don't use it to free yourself it will be gone and will never return.

Never wilt your soul, never be just good, simple or unpolished. Manifest more then the body that surrounds yourself.

Let not the future trouble you; for you will come to it, if come you must, bearing with you the same reason which you are using now to meet the present.

Be not disgusted, nor discouraged, nor dissatisfied, if thou dost not succeed in doing everything according to right principles; but when thou bast failed, return back again, and be content if the greater part of what thou doest is consistent with man's nature, and love this to which thou returnest.

As for life therefore, and death, honour and dishonour, labour and pleasure, riches and poverty, all these things happen unto men indeed, both good and bad, equally; but as things which of themselves are neither good nor bad; because of themselves, neither shameful nor praiseworthy.

The pride which is proud of want of pride is the most intolerable of all.

Let nothing be done rashly, and at random, but all things according to the most exact and perfect rules of art.

Poverty is the mother of crime.

We are all mere nuggets of incense on the one altar. Some burn down now , some later - there is no difference .

Do what you will. Even if you tear yourself apart, most people will continue doing the same things.

Tomorrow is nothing, today is too late; the good lived yesterday.