96+ EXCLUSIVE Marcus Aurelius Quotes with Stoic Truth Bombs

Marcus Aurelius, called the Philosopher, was one of the most respected Roman emperor. He was the last of the rulers traditionally known as the Five Good Emperors.

Also, he may be best known as a Stoic philosopher. He truly attempted to live his philosophy with honor, integrity, intellect, and self-reflection. He has only one core work named The Meditations, originally titled “To Himself”, which was actually never intended for publication.

Profound Marcus Aurelius quotes will inspire you to live a life of abundance, self-control, and contentment. You can take control to create your own happiness and live your best life.

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Best Marcus Aurelius Quotes

To love only what happens, what was destined. No greater harmony. Marcus Aurelius

You have power over your mind  not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. Marcus Aurelius

A person’s worth is measured by the worth of what he values. Marcus Aurelius

Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them. Marcus Aurelius

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. Marcus Aurelius

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. Marcus Aurelius

Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature’s delight. Marcus Aurelius

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. Marcus Aurelius

Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil. Marcus Aurelius

Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one. Marcus Aurelius

It never ceases to amaze me we all love ourselves more than other people, but care more about their opinion than our own. Marcus Aurelius

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment. Marcus Aurelius

How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.  Marcus Aurelius

When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love. Marcus Aurelius

Do not act as if you had ten thousand years to throw away. Death stands at your elbow. Be good for something while you live and it is in your power. Marcus Aurelius

The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury. Marcus Aurelius

Time is a river, a violent current of events, glimpsed once and already carried past us, and another follows and is done. Marcus Aurelius

The soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts. Marcus Aurelius

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. Marcus Aurelius

Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together,but do so with all your heart. Marcus Aurelius

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. Marcus Aurelius

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. Marcus Aurelius

You have power over your mind  not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. Marcus Aurelius

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

Though you break your heart, men will go on as before. Marcus Aurelius

Our life is what our thoughts make it. Marcus Aurelius

Remember that very little is needed to make a happy life. Marcus Aurelius

If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues in his self deception and ignorance who is harmed. Marcus Aurelius

Pleasures, when they go beyond a certain limit, are but punishments. Marcus Aurelius

Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize? Marcus Aurelius

To live the good life We have the potential for it. If we can learn to be indifferent to what makes no difference. Marcus Aurelius

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 opinion of himself than on the opinion of others. Marcus Aurelius

It’s silly to try to escape other people’s faults. They are inescapable. Just try to escape your own. Marcus Aurelius

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. Marcus Aurelius

Think of yourself as dead. You have lived your life. Now take what’s left and live it properly. Marcus Aurelius

If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it. Marcus Aurelius

You’re better off not giving the small things more time than they deserve. Marcus Aurelius

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking. Marcus Aurelius

No man can escape his destiny, the next inquiry being how he may best live the time that he has to live. Marcus Aurelius

Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears. Marcus Aureliu

Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul. Marcus Aurelius

When another blames you or hates you, or people voice similar criticisms, go to their souls, penetrate inside and see what sort of people they are. You will realize that there is no need to be racked with anxiety that they should hold any particular opinion about you. Marcus Aurelius

A man’s worth is no greater than his ambitions. Marcus Aurelius

Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones. Marcus Aurelius

Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them. Marcus Aurelius

How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it. Marcus Aurelius

Tomorrow is nothing, today is too late; the good lived yesterday. Marcus Aurelius

The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are. Marcus Aurelius

Everything that happens happens as it should, and if you observe carefully, you will find this to be so. Marcus Aurelius

Do not act as if you were going to live ten thousand years. Death hangs over you. While you live, while it is in your power, be good. Marcus Aurelius

Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one. Marcus Aurelius

Here is a rule to remember in future, when anything tempts you to feel bitter not This is misfortune, but To bear this worthily is good fortune. Marcus Aurelius

The best revenge is not to be like your enemy. Marcus Aurelius

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look. Marcus Aurelius

Do every act of your life as though it were the very last act of your life. Marcus Aurelius

How much time he gains who does not look to see what his neighbour says or does or thinks, but only at what he does himself, to make it just and holy. Marcus Aurelius

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

Think of yourself as dead. You have lived your life. Now, take what’s left and live it properly. What doesn’t transmit light creates its own darkness. Marcus Aurelius

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

Begin each day by telling yourself Today I shall be meeting with interference, ingratitude, insolence, disloyalty, ill will, and selfishness all of them due to the offenders’ ignorance of what is good or evil. Marcus Aurelius

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

You are a little soul carrying about a corpse, as Epictetus used to say. Marcus Aurelius

What we do now echoes in eternity. Marcus Aurelius

You always own the option of having no opinion. There is never any need to get worked up or to trouble your soul about things you can’t control. These things are not asking to be judged by you. Leave them alone. Marcus Aurelius

The memory of everything is very soon overwhelmed in time. Marcus Aurelius

Do every act of your life as though it were the very last act of your life. Marcus Aurelius

The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away. Marcus Aurelius

Do not indulge in dreams of having what you have not, but reckon up the chief of the blessings you do possess, and then thankfully remember how you would crave for them if they were not yours. Marcus Aurelius

Confine yourself to the present. Marcus Aurelius

Perfection of character is this: to live each day as if it were your last, without frenzy, without apathy, without pretence. Marcus Aurelius

You must become an old man in good time if you wish to be an old man long. Marcus Aurelius

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

Let men see, let them know, a real man, who lives as he was meant to live. Marcus Aurelius

The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way. Marcus Aurelius

If you didn’t learn these things in order to demonstrate them in practice, what did you learn them for? Marcus Aurelius

Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self respect. Marcus Aurelius

Only attend to yourself, and resolve to be a good man in every act that you do. Marcus Aurelius

Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun. If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it. Marcus Aurelius

You shouldn’t give circumstances the power to rouse anger, for they don’t care at all. Marcus Aurelius

Don’t go on discussing what a good person should be. Just be one. Marcus Aurelius

Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question, what fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize. Marcus Aurelius

It is in your power to withdraw yourself whenever you desire. Perfect tranquility within consists in the good ordering of the mind, the realm of your own. Marcus Aurelius

Because a thing seems difficult for you, do not think it impossible. Marcus Aurelius

How ridiculous and how strange to be surprised at anything which happens in life. Marcus Aurelius

Misfortune nobly born is good fortune. Marcus Aurelius

If any man despises me, that is his problem. My only concern is not doing or saying anything deserving of contempt. Marcus Aurelius

A man must stand erect, not be kept erect by others. Marcus Aurelius

Whatever anyone does or says, I must be emerald and keep my colour. Marcus Aurelius

Every living organism is fulfilled when it follows the right path for its own nature. Marcus Aurelius

If someone can prove me wrong and show me my mistake in any thought or action, I shall gladly change. I seek the truth, which never harmed anyone the harm is to persist in one’s own self deception and ignorance. Marcus Aurelius

Live out your life in truth and justice, tolerant of those who are neither true nor just. Marcus Aurelius

Though you break your heart, men will go on as before. Marcus Aurelius

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