Marcus Aelius Aurelius

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A good man does not spy around for the black spots in others, but presses unswervingly on towards his mark.Rate it:
A man is a little soul carrying around a courpse.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Death hangs over thee, While thou still live, while thou may, do good.Rate it:
Every man's life lies within the present for the past is spent and done with, and the future is uncertain.Rate it:
Everything that exists is in a manner the seed of that which will be.Rate it:
How much trouble he avoids who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks.Rate it:
I don't believe in pessimism. If something doesn't come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it's going to rain, it will.Rate it:
I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than on the opinions of others.Rate it:
If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.Rate it:
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.Rate it:
Let not your mind run on what you lack as much as on what you have already.Rate it:
Let thy chief fort and place of defense be a mind free from passions. A stronger place and better fortified than this, hath no man.Rate it:
Life itself is neither good nor evil, but only a place for good and evil.Rate it:
Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight.Rate it:
Men exist for the sake of one another. Teach them then or bear with them.Rate it:
Men seek out retreats for themselves in the country, by the seaside, on the moutains. . .But all this is unphilosophical to the last degree. . .when thou canst at a moment's notice retire into thyself.Rate it:
Never esteem anything as an advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect.Rate it:
Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.Rate it:
Remember this, very little is needed to make a happy life.Rate it:
The art of living is more like that of wrestling than of dancing the main thing is to stand firm and be ready for an unseen attack.Rate it:
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.Rate it:
Think on this doctrine,--that reasoning beings were created for one another's sake that to be patient is a branch of justice, and that men sin without intending it.Rate it:
To them that ask, where have you seen the gods, or how do you know for certain there are gods, that you are so devout in their worship I answer Neither have I ever seen my own soul, and yet I respect and honor it.Rate it:
Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.Rate it:
We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne.Rate it:
Whatever may befall thee, it was preordained for thee from everlasting.Rate it:

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