121-80 AD, Roman Emperor, Philosopher
A man should be upright, not be kept upright.
Marcus Aurelius – [Integrity]

A man's life is what his thoughts make of it.
Marcus Aurelius – [Thoughts and Thinking]

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 – [Love]

Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live.
Marcus Aurelius – [Peace]

Always observe how ephemeral and worthless human things are. Pass then through this little space of time conformably to nature, and end thy journey in content, just as an olive falls off when it is ripe, blessing nature who produced it, and thanking the tree on which it grew.
Marcus Aurelius – [Humankind]

And thou wilt give thyself relief, if thou doest every act of thy life as if it were the last.
Marcus Aurelius – [Life and Living]

Confine yourself to the present
Marcus Aurelius – [Present]

Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from desires that make us their puppets, and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service of the flesh.
Marcus Aurelius – [Death and Dying]

Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else.
Marcus Aurelius – [Death and Dying]

Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good; and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig.
Marcus Aurelius – [Action]

Do every act of your life as if it were your last.
Marcus Aurelius – [Action]

Each thing is of like form from everlasting and comes round again in its cycle.
Marcus Aurelius – [Cycles]

Every man's life lies within the present; for the past is spent and done with, and the future is uncertain.
Marcus Aurelius – [Focus]

Everything that exists is in a manner the seed of that which will be.
Marcus Aurelius – [Fate]

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.
Marcus Aurelius – [Harmony]

Here is the rule to remember in the future, When anything tempts you to be bitter: not, ''This is a misfortune'' but ''To bear this worthily is good fortune.''
Marcus Aurelius – [Adversity]

How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
Marcus Aurelius – [Anger]

How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks.
Marcus Aurelius – [Opinions]

I have often wondered how it is everyone loves himself more than the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than the opinions of others.
Marcus Aurelius – [Self-esteem]

If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.
Marcus Aurelius – [Integrity]

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