For outward show is a wonderful perverter of the reason.

Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius

Profession: Soldier
Nationality: Roman

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Whatever the universal nature assigns to any man at any time is for the good of that man at that time.

Keep thyself therefore, truly simple, good, sincere, grave, free from all ostentation, a lover of that which is just, religious, kind, tender-hearted, strong and vigorous to undergo anything that becomes thee.

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

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.

For it is according to nature, and nothing is evil which is according to nature.

The world is nothing but change. Our life is only perception.

At best suffer patiently, if thou canst not suffer joyously.

Hold every hour in your grasp. Lay hold of to-day's task, and you will not need to depend so much upon to-morrow's. While we are postponing, life speeds by. Nothing, Lucilius, is ours, except time. We were entrusted by nature with the ownership of this single thing, so fleeting and slippery that anyone who will can oust us from possession.

Yes, you can—if you do everything as if it were the last thing you were doing in your life, and stop being aimless, stop letting your emotions override what your mind tells you, stop being hypocritical, self-centered, irritable.

Be content with what you are, and wish not change; nor dread your last day, nor long for it.

Execute every act of thy life as though it were thy last.

So you were born to feel “nice”? Instead of doing things and experiencing them?

If you remove your judgement of anything that seems painful, you yourself stand quite immune to pain. 'What self?' Reason. 'But I am not just reason.' Granted. So let reason cause itself no pain, and if some other part of you is in trouble, it can form its own judgement for itself.