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Marcus Aurelius

Quote of Marcus Aurelius - While you live, while it is...


Biography - Marcus Aurelius:

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

Quote

While you live, while it is in your power, be good.
Marcus Aurelius - Meditations



Note  

Note



Book IV, XVII



Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Tant que tu vis, tant que tu le peux encore, deviens homme de bien.”
Marcus Aurelius - Pensées pour moi-même

German
Solange du lebst, solange es in deiner Macht steht, sei gut.”
Marcus Aurelius - Selbstbetrachtungen



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There is nothing so beautiful and legitimate as to play the man well and properly.”
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Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest.”
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True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.”
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To live means to love, but above all, to love life.”
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Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.”
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"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."”
Hans Christian Andersen
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While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.”
Leonardo da Vinci
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To achieve great things, we must live as though we were never going to die.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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Quotes for: good:


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The best is the enemy of good.”
Voltaire - Philosophical Dictionary
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The usual pretext of those who make others unhappy is that they do it for their own good.”
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For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.”
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It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.”
René Descartes - Discourse on the Method
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How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.”
William Shakespeare - The Merchant of Venice
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Marcus Aurelius also said...


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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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Very little is needed to make a happy life.”
Marcus Aurelius - Meditations
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The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.”
Marcus Aurelius
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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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Constantly regard the universe as one living being, having one substance and one soul;”
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