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

Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius

Profession: Soldier
Nationality: Roman

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

Live every day as if thy last.

Practice even what seems impossible. The left hand is useless at almost everything, for lack of practice. But it guides the reins better than the right.

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

If thou art pained by any external thing, it is not this that disturbs thee, but thy own judgment about it. And it is in thy power to wipe out this judgment now.

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

People who labor all their lives but have no purpose to direct every thought and impulse toward are wasting their time—even when hard at work.

Whoever does wrong, wrongs himself; whoever does injustice, does it to himself, making himself evil.

Nowhere you can go is more peaceful—more free of interruptions—than your own soul. Especially.

Not to be offended with other men's liberty of speech, and to apply myself unto philosophy.

People try to get away from it all—to the country, to the beach, to the mountains. You always wish that you could too. Which is idiotic: you can get away from it anytime you like. By going within. Nowhere you can go is more peaceful—more free of interruptions—than your own soul.

His mood is one of strenuous weariness; he does his duty as a good soldier, waiting for the sound of the trumpet which shall sound the retreat; he has not that cheerful confidence which led Socrates through a life no less noble, to a death which was to bring him into the company of gods he had worshipped and men whom he had revered.

Enter their minds, and you'll find the judges you're so afraid of—and how judiciously they judge themselves.

Whatever may befall thee it was preordained for thee from everlasting.