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Marcus Aurelius

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Biography - Marcus Aurelius:

Emperor of Rome.
Born: 121 - Died: 180
Period:
2nd century
Place of birth: Italy
Italy

Quote

Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too.
Marcus Aurelius




Translation  

Translation

(German, French)


German
Betrachte die Vergangenheit, die großen Veränderungen so vieler Reiche; daraus kannst du auch die Zukunft vorhersehen.”
Marcus Aurelius

French
Tourne-toi vers le passé, vois la grandeur et la décadence de ses empires, et tu pourras prévoir l'avenir.”
Marcus Aurelius




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What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.”
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel - Lectures on the Philosophy of History




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The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”
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The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
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Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.”
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The future influences the present just as much as the past.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.”
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Nor is it right to say there are three times: past, present and future. Perhaps it would be more correct to say: there are three times: a present of things past, a present of things present, a present of things future.”
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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.”
Marcus Aurelius - Meditations
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Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.”
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As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.”
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Man is the future of man.”
Francis Ponge
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The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”
Albert Einstein
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The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
Gautama Buddha
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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.”
Marcus Aurelius - Meditations
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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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