Quotes by Marcus Aurelius

"You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength."
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"Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them."
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"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts."
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"Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one."
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"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."
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Books by Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius
  • Marcus Aurelius

  • Date of birth: May 02, 0121
  • Died: March 28, 0180
  • Born: in Rome, Italy.

  • Description: Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus (often referred to as "the wise") was Emperor of the Roman Empire from 161 to his death in 180. He was the last of the "Five Good Emperors", and is also considered one of the more important Stoic philosophers. His two decades as emperor were marked by near continual warfare. He was faced with a series of invasions from German tribes, and by conflicts with the Parthian Empire in the east. His reign also had to deal with an internal revolt in the east, led by Avidius Cassius.

    Marcus Aurelius' work Meditations, written in Greek while on campaign between 170 and 180, is still revered as a literary monument to a government of service and duty and has been praised for its "exquisite accent and its infinite tenderness."

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