There is nothing happens to any person but what was in his power to go through with.

Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius

Profession: Soldier
Nationality: Roman

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The student as boxer, not fencer. The fencer's weapon is picked up and put down again. The boxer's is part of him. All he has to do is clench his fist.

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.

When it allows its action and impulse to be without a purpose, to be random and disconnected: even the smallest things ought to be directed toward a goal.

Practice really hearing what people say. Do your best to get inside their minds.

Every living organism is fulfilled when it follows the right path for its own nature.

Observe, in short, how transient and trivial is all mortal life; yesterday a drop of semen, tomorrow a handful of spice or ashes. Spend, therefore, these fleeting moments of earth as Nature would have you spend them, and then go to your rest with a good grace, as an olive falls in its season, with a blessing for the earth.

Everything is only for a day, both that which remembers and that which is remembered.

The world is maintained by change—in the elements and in the things they compose.

What man can you show me who places any value on his time, who reckons the worth of each day, who understands that he is dying daily? For we are mistaken when we look forward to death; the major portion of death has already passed. Whatever years be behind us are in death's hands.

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

Everything is interwoven, and the web is holy; none of its parts are unconnected. They are composed harmoniously, and together they compose the world. One world, made up of all things. One divinity, present in them all.

Be your own master, and look at things as a man, as a human being, as a citizen, as a mortal creature.

How many of them who came into the world at the same time when I did, are already gone out of it? LII.

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.