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Marcus Aurelius  Latin: Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus; 26 April 121 – 17 March 180 AD) was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180. He ruled with Lucius Verus as co-emperor from 161 until Verus' death in 169. Marcus Aurelius was the last of the so-called Five Good Emperors. He was a practitioner of Stoicism, and his untitled writing, commonly known as the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, is the most significant source of our modern understanding of ancient Stoic philosophy.

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Marcus Aurelius Meditations Quotes

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

― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations


2. That all is as thinking makes it so, and you control your thinking. So remove your judgments whenever you wish and then there is calm.

― Marcus Aurelius


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

― Marcus Aurelius


4. The best revenge is not to be like your enemy.

― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations


5. Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature’s delight.

― Marcus Aurelius


6. Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from desires that make us their puppets, and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service of the flesh.

― Marcus Aurelius


7. Do not act as if you were going to live ten thousand years. Death hangs over you. While you live, while it is in your power, be good.

― Marcus Aurelius


8. Either pain affects the body (which is the body’s problem) or it affects the soul. But the soul can choose not to be affected, preserving its own serenity, its own tranquility. All our decisions, urges, desires and aversions lie within.

― Marcus Aurelius


9. A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.

― Marcus Aurelius


10. Here is a rule to remember in future, when anything tempts you to feel bitter: not "This is misfortune," but "To bear this worthily is good fortune.

― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations


11. The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.

― Marcus Aurelius


12. 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.

― Marcus Aurelius


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