It was my tutor who dissuaded me from patronizing Green or Blue at the races, or Light or Heavy in the ring.

Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius

Profession: Soldier
Nationality: Roman

Some suggestions for you :

Let no act be done without a purpose, nor otherwise than according to the perfect principles of art.

For it is in your power to retire into yourself whenever you choose.

Everything - a horse, a vine - is created for some duty... For what task, then, were you yourself created?

It is not death that a man should fear, but rather he should fear never beginning to live.

Every man's life lies within the present; for the past is spent and done with, and the future is uncertain.

The pomps and glories which he despised were all his; what to most men is an ambition or a dream, to him was a round of weary tasks which nothing but the stern sense of duty could carry him through. And he did his work well.

When you are disturbed by events and lose your serenity, quickly return to yourself and don't stay upset longer than the experience lasts; for you'll have more mastery over your inner harmony by continually returning to it.

The thing itself was no misfortune at all; to endure it and prevail is great good fortune.

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

If it doesn't harm your character, how can it harm your life?

The present moment is the only thing of which anyone can be deprived, at least if this is the only thing he has and he cannot lose what he has not got.

Consider the nature of all worldly sensible things; of those especially, which either ensnare by pleasure, or for their irksomeness are dreadful, or for their outward lustre and show are in great esteem and request, how vile and contemptible, how base and corruptible, how destitute of all true life and being they are.

It's time you realized that you have something in you more powerful and miraculous than the things that affect you and make you dance like a puppet.

To the world: Your harmony is mine. Whatever time you choose is the right time. Not late, not early.