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Marcus Aurelius



    Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig.

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    The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.

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

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

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

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    How ridiculous and unrealistic is the man who is astonished at anything that happens in life.

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    The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it

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    Execute every act of thy life as though it were thy last.

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    Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking

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    Our life is what our thoughts make it.

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    The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.

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    To be able to enjoy one's past life is to live twice

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    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.

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    Shame on the soul, to falter on the road of life while the body yet endures

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    To the wise, life is a problem; to the fool, a solution

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    Do every act of your life as if it were your last.

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    Remember this, - that there is a proper dignity and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act of life

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    Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil.

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    A person's life is dyed with the color of his imagination.

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    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.

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

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    To live happily is an inward power of the soul.

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    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.

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    Nothing is evil which is according to nature.

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    There is no living with thee, nor without thee

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    How strangely men act. They will not praise those who are living at the same time and living with themselves; but to be themselves praised by posterity, by those whom they have never seen or ever will see, this they set much value on.

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    If fame is only to come after death, I am in no hurry for it

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    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.

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    Maro, you' give me nothing while you live, but, after death, you cry, then, you'll give; If thou art not indeed turned arrant ass, Thou know'st what I desire to come to pass

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    Since you are so well matched, and so much alike - a very bad wife, and a very bad husband - I wonder that you do not agree

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    Whatever the universal nature assigns to any man at any time is for the good of that man at that time.

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    Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else.

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    Death, like birth, is a secret of Nature.

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    Who persuaded you to cut off the nose of your wife's lover? Wretched husband, that was not the part which outraged you! Fool, what have you done? Your wife has lost nothing by the operation

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    Observe constantly that all things take place by change, and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are, and to make new things like them.

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