Marcus Aurelius Quotes

How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it. Marcus Aurelius

If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it. Marcus Aurelius

Our life is what our thoughts make it. Marcus Aurelius

Everything – a horse, a vine – is created for some duty…For what task, then, were you yourself created? Marcus Aurelius

Live not as though there were a thousand years ahead of you. Fate is at your elbow; make yourself good while life and power are still yours. Marcus Aurelius

It is the act of a madman to pursue impossibilities. Marcus Aurelius

It is a shameful thing for the soul to faint while the body still perseveres. Marcus Aurelius

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing, in so far as it stands ready against the accidental and the unforeseen, and is not apt to fall. Marcus Aurelius

The ways of the gods are full of providence. Marcus Aurelius

The happiness and unhappiness of the rational, social animal depends not on what he feels but on what he does; just as his virtue and vice consist not in feeling but in doing. Marcus Aurelius