Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life. - Marcus Aurelius

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. - Marcus Aurelius

It’s not death that man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears. - Marcus Aurelius
Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. - Marcus Aurelius

Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear.

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.

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

The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.

Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.

That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees. - Marcus Aurelius




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


The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury. - Marcus Aurelius


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

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

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.

The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away. - Marcus Aurelius


A man's worth is no greater than his ambitions. - Marcus Aurelius
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.’
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.
Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul. - Marcus Aurelius