He may not be profound, he is always sincere.

Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius

Profession: Soldier
Nationality: Roman

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Let not the general representation unto thyself of the wretchedness of this our mortal life, trouble thee.

On every occasion a man should ask himself, Is this one of the unnecessary things?

Meditate upon what you ought to be in body and soul when death overtakes you; meditate on the brevity of life, and the measureless gulf of eternity behind it and before, and upon the frailty of everything material.

I do my duty: other things trouble me not; for they are either things without life, or things without reason, or things that have rambled and know not the way.

When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: The people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous, and surly. They are like this because they can’t tell good from evil.

It stares you in the face. No role is so well suited to philosophy as the one you happen to be in right now.

Don't live as though you were going to live a myriad years. Fate is hanging over your head; while you have life, while you may, become good.

For outward show is a wonderful perverter of the reason.

The highest good was the virtuous life. Virtue alone is happiness, and vice is unhappiness. Carrying this theory to its extreme, the Stoic said that there could be no gradations between virtue and vice, though of course each has its special manifestations.

Live out your life in truth and justice, tolerant of those who are neither true nor just.

In your actions, don't procrastinate. In your conversations, don't confuse. In your thoughts, don't wander. In your soul, don't be passive or aggressive. In your life, don't be all about business.

Misfortune nobly born is good fortune.

Thou art an old man; no longer let this be a slave, no longer be pulled by the strings like a puppet to unsocial movements, no longer either be dissatisfied with thy present lot, or shrink from the future.

Unhappy am I because this has happened to me.- Not so, but happy am I, though this has happened to me, because I continue free from pain, neither crushed by the present nor fearing the future.