Marcus Aurelius Quotes (81 quotations)

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1. A candour affected is a dagger concealed. - Marcus Aurelius

2. A little flesh, a little breath, and a Reason to rule all - that is myself. - Marcus Aurelius

3. A man does not sin by commission only, but often by omission. - Marcus Aurelius

4. A man does not sin by commission only, but often by ommission. - Marcus Aurelius

5. A man should be upright, not be kept upright. - Marcus Aurelius

6. A man's worth is no greater than his ambitions. - Marcus Aurelius

7. 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. - Marcus Aurelius

8. All is ephemeral - fame and the famous as well. - Marcus Aurelius

9. All of us are working together for the same end; some of us knowingly and purposefully, others unconsciously. - Marcus Aurelius

10. All the blessings which you pray to obtain hereafter could be yours today, if you did not deny them to yourself. - Marcus Aurelius

11. Anger cannot be dishonest. - Marcus Aurelius

12. Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely. - Marcus Aurelius

13. As the same fire assumes different shapes When it consumes objects differing in shape, So does the one Self take the shape Of every creature in whom he is present. - Marcus Aurelius

14. Because a thing is difficult for you, do not therefore suppose it to be beyond mortal power. On the contrary, if anything is possible and proper for man to do, assume that it must fall within your own capacity. - Marcus Aurelius

15. Because a thing seems difficult for you, do not think it impossible for anyone to accomplish. - Marcus Aurelius

16. 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. - Marcus Aurelius

17. Begin - to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished. - Marcus Aurelius

18. By a tranquil mind I mean nothing else than a mind well ordered. - Marcus Aurelius

19. Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grief, than from those very things for which you are angry and grieved. - Marcus Aurelius

20. Death smiles at us all, but all a man can do is smile back. - Marcus Aurelius

21. Death, like birth, is a secret of Nature. - Marcus Aurelius

22. Everything that happens happens as it should, and if you observe carefully, you will find this to be so. - Marcus Aurelius

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

24. How much time he gains who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks, but only at what he does himself, to make it just and holy. - Marcus Aurelius

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

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