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Marcus Aurelius

Quote of Marcus Aurelius - The art of living is more...


Biography - Marcus Aurelius:

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

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
L'art de vivre tient plus de la lutte que de la danse.

German
Die Kunst des Lebens besteht mehr im Ringen als im Tanzen.




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Quotes for: to live


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Quotes for: to live


True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.





A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So he loses touch with reality, and lives in a world of illusion.





To live means to love, but above all, to love life.





My trade and art is to live.





You can't live at all, unless you can live fully now.





"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."











Quotes for: art


Quotes

Quotes about art:


Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.





My trade and art is to live.





The more I think about it the more I feel that there’s nothing more genuinely artistic than to love people.





Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.





I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his 'divine service.'





A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.











Quotes for: dance


Quotes

Quotes for: dance


The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.





He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.”





Let us read and let us dance—these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.





One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.





I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his 'divine service.'





When I dance, I dance; when I sleep, I sleep.











Quotes

Marcus Aurelius also said...


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.





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.












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