Look in, let not either the proper quality, or the true worth of anything pass thee, before thou hast fully it.

Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius

Profession: Soldier
Nationality: Roman

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

You are but an impression, and not at all what you seem to be'.

Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself. Praise is no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise.

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.

Be like the cliff against which the waves continually break; but it stands firm and tames the fury of the water around it.

To pursue the unattainable is insanity, yet the thoughtless can never refrain from doing so.

But by all means bear this in mind, that within a very short time both thou and he will be dead; and soon not even your names will be left behind.

Choose not to be harmed—and you won't feel harmed. Don't feel harmed—and you haven't been.

You must become an old man in good time if you wish to be an old man long.

A man should be upright, not be kept upright.

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

Disgraceful: for the soul to give up when the body is still going strong.

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.

Thou must now at last perceive of what universe thou art a part, and of what administrator of the universe thy existence is an efflux, and that a limit of time is fixed for thee, which if thou dost not use for clearing away the clouds from thy mind, it will go and thou wilt go, and it will never return.