Favorite Quotations Marcus Aurelius Meditations

"The act of dying is also one of the acts of life." ~ Marcus Aurelius

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How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks.

Dig within. Within is the wellspring of good; and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig.

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

Our life is what our thoughts make of it.

The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.

Without a purpose nothing should be done.

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

Though you break your heart, men will go on as before.

What pulls the strings is the force hidden within; there lies... the real man.

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