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Quote of Marcus Aurelius - Never let the future disturb you....


Biography - Marcus Aurelius:

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

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.



Note 

Note



Other version "Let not the future trouble you; for you will come to it, if come you must, bearing with you the same reason which you are using now to meet the present."


Source: Meditations

Wikisource - Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Antoninus (en) 

Internet Archive - Les pensées de Marc-Auréle (fr) 




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Que l’avenir ne te trouble pas; tu l’aborderas, s’il le faut, en portant dans tout ce qu’il te réserve cette même raison qui t’éclaire sur les choses du moment.

German
Sorge nicht für die Zukunft! Wirst du sie ja doch, wenn es sein soll, einmal erreichen, mit derselben Vernunft ausgerüstet, die dir jetzt in der Gegenwart Dienste leistet.




See also 

See also...



Remember to keep a clear head in difficult times.

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.

There are hurricanes in human affairs, tempests of passion, when it is wise to retire to a harbor and ride it out at anchor. Remedies often make diseases worse.




Quotes for: present


Quotes

Quotes about the present:


Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
Seneca  





In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.





The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.





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.





Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.





Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.











Quotes for: future


Quotes

Quotes about the future:


Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
Seneca  





As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.





Man is the future of man.





The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.





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.





Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.











Quotes

Marcus Aurelius also said...


Often he who omits an act does injustice, not only he who commits an act.





Examine men's ruling principles, even those of the wise, what kind of things they avoid, and what kind they pursue.





While you live, while it is in your power, be good.





Very little is needed to make a happy life.





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.





The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.












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