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Marcus Aurelius

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Biography : Emperor of Rome.
Born: 121 - Died: 180
Period:
2nd century
Place of birth: Italy
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Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
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Often he who omits an act does injustice, not only he who commits an act.
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Examine men's ruling principles, even those of the wise, what kind of things they avoid, and what kind they pursue.
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While you live, while it is in your power, be good.
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Very little is needed to make a happy life.
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At any moment you choose you can retire within yourself. Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.
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The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.
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He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.
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The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.
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Observe what your nature requires of you.
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Constantly regard the universe as one living being, having one substance and one soul;
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Men exist for the sake of one another. Teach them then or bear with them.
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Nothing is evil which is according to nature.
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Soon you will have forgotten the world, and soon the world will have forgotten you.
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To forbear, not only to do, but to intend any evil.
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Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig.
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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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The object of 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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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.
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It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
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Let men see, let them know, a real man, who lives as he was meant to live.
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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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Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil.
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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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I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than on the opinions of others.
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You must become an old man in good time if you wish to be an old man long.
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The sexual embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer.
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Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else.
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Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight.
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How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks.
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