Do not look around to discover other people's ruling principles, but look straight to this, to what nature leads you, both the universal nature through which things happen to you, and your own nature through the acts which must be done by you.

Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius

Profession: Soldier
Nationality: Roman

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What man can you show me who places any value on his time, who reckons the worth of each day, who understands that he is dying daily? For we are mistaken when we look forward to death; the major portion of death has already passed. Whatever years be behind us are in death's hands.

Indeed, the application of the adjective stoic to a person who shows strength and courage in misfortune probably owes more to the aristocratic Roman value system than it does to Greek philosophers. Stoicism.

No matter what anyone says or does, my task is to be good.

Receive without conceit, release without struggle.

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

You are a little soul carrying about a corpse, as Epictetus used to say.

It is in your own power to maintain the beauty of your soul, or to be a decent human being.

Remember, nothing belongs to you but your flesh and blood—and nothing else is under your control.

Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together,but do so with all your heart.

Forward, as occasion offers. Never look round to see whether any shall note it... Be satisfied with success in even the smallest matter, and think that even such a result is no trifle.

And you're not willing to do your job as a human being? Why aren't you running to do what your nature demands?

Nothing is more pathetic than people who run around in circles, delving into the things that lie beneath and conducting investigations into the souls of the people around them, never realizing that all you have to do is to be attentive to the power inside you and worship it sincerely.

Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.

Everything that exists is in a manner the seed of that which will be.