Words matter. These are the best Marcus Aurelius Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
To the wise, life is a problem; to the fool, a solution.
If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees.
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.
Each thing is of like form from everlasting and comes round again in its cycle.
Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.
Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil.
The act of dying is one of the acts of life.
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.
The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.
Because a thing seems difficult for you, do not think it impossible for anyone to accomplish.
Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig.
The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
To understand the true quality of people, you must look into their minds, and examine their pursuits and aversions.
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.
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.
Each day provides its own gifts.
Everything that happens happens as it should, and if you observe carefully, you will find this to be so.
Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too.
Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.
Men exist for the sake of one another.
Anger cannot be dishonest.
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.’
Poverty is the mother of crime.
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.
Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear.
A man should be upright, not be kept upright.
You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
Execute every act of thy life as though it were thy last.
The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away.
To live happily is an inward power of the soul.
He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.
Where a man can live, he can also live well.
The universe is transformation: life is opinion.
Death, like birth, is a secret of Nature.
How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks.
Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else.
The universal order and the personal order are nothing but different expressions and manifestations of a common underlying principle.
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.
What springs from earth dissolves to earth again, and heaven-born things fly to their native seat.
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.