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All Quotes by author - Marcus Aurelius
" 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. "
" Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live. "
" A man should be upright, not be kept upright. "
" A man's worth is no greater than his ambitions. "
" And thou wilt give thyself relief, if thou doest every act of thy life as if it were the last. "
" Anger cannot be dishonest. "
" 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. "
" Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself. Praise is no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise. "
" Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely. "
" Because a thing seems difficult for you, do not think it impossible for anyone to accomplish. "
" Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also. "
" Be content to seem what you really are. "
" Be content with what you are, and wish not change; nor dread your last day, nor long for it. "
" Begin - to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished. "
" Confine yourself to the present. "
" 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. "
" Death, like birth, is a secret of Nature. "
" Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else. "
" Do every act of your life as if it were your last. "
" Each day provides its own gifts. "
" Each thing is of like form from everlasting and comes round again in its cycle. "
" Everything that exists is in a manner the seed of that which will be. "
" Everything that happens happens as it should, and if you observe carefully, you will find this to be so. "
" Execute every act of thy life as though it were thy last. "
" 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. "
" Here is the rule to remember in the future, When anything tempts you to be bitter: not, 'This is a misfortune' but 'To bear this worthily is good fortune.' "
" He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe. "
" How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it. "
" How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks. "
" If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it. "
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