The things you think about determine the quality of your mind. Your soul takes on the color of your thoughts.

Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius

Profession: Soldier
Nationality: Roman

Some suggestions for you :

To recover your life is within your power; simply view things again as once you viewed them, for your revival rests in that.

III. Hippocrates having cured many sicknesses, fell sick himself and died.

Fire feeds on obstacles.

Then consider the Middle (and later the New) Comedy and what it aimed at—gradually degenerating into mere realism and empty technique.

Most of what we say and do is not necessary, and its omission would save both time and trouble. At every step, therefore, a man should ask himself, 'Is this one of the things that are superfluous?' Moreover, not idle actions only but even idle impressions ought to be suppressed; for the unnecessary action will not ensue.

The logos gave you the means to see it—that a given person would act a given way—but you paid no attention. And now you're astonished that he's gone and done it. So when you call someone untrustworthy or ungrateful, turn the reproach on yourself. It was you who did wrong.

For a man cannot lose either the past or the future: for what a man has not, how can any one take this from him?

He who has seen the present has seen everything, that which happened in the most distant past and that which will happen in the future.

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.

This thou must always bear in mind, what is the nature of the whole, and what is my nature, and how this is related to that, and what kind of a part it is of what kind of a whole; and that there is no one who hinders thee from always doing and saying the things which are according to the nature of which thou art a part.

He was taught to dress plainly and to live simply, to avoid all softness and luxury.

You have grown beyond supposing such actions to be either good or bad, and therefore it will be so much the easier to be tolerant of another's blindness.

Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too.

You have sent a letter to me through the hand of a "friend" of yours, as you call him. And in your very next sentence you warn me not to discuss with him all the matters that concern you, saying that even you yourself are not accustomed to do this; in other words, you have in the same letter affirmed and denied that he is your friend.