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34 Inspirational Marcus Aurelius Quotes



34 Inspirational Marcus Aurelius Quotes

Marcus Aurelius was born on April 26, 121, in Italy, He was born into a wealthy and politically prominent family. He was the Roman Emperor from 161 to 180. He ruled with his brother Lucius Verus as co-emperor until 177, and then his son Commodus until his death. He is a man known for his philosophical interests and his intellectual interest in Stoicism. Marcus Aurelius was one of the most respected emperors in Roman history. He is a man of honour, integrity, intellect, philosophy, and self-reflection. May his quotes have a positive impact on you to take control of your mind to a higher standard so that you can live a life of abundance, self-control, and contentment.

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

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

“If it is not right, do not do it, if it is not true, do not say it.” Marcus Aurelius

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

“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” 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

“Do not try to be on the side of the majority, but live according to your inner laws.” Marcus Aurelius

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

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

“Do every act of your life as if it were your last.”

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts; therefore guard accordingly.” 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

“Man should fear never beginning to live.” Marcus Aurelius

“Loss is nothing else but change and change is nature’s delight” Marcus Aurelius

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

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

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

“Look within. Within is the fountain of goo, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig.” Marcus Aurelius

“Reject your sense of injury and the injury disappears.” Marcus Aurelius

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

“Each day provides it’s own gifts.” Marcus Aurelius

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

“Confine yourself to the present” Marcus Aurelius

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

“We live only now. Everything else is either passed or is unknown.” Marcus Aurelius

“My true self is free, it cannot be contained.” Marcus Aurelius

“The best answer to anger is silence.” Marcus Aurelius

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

“A man’s true delight is to do the things he was made for.” 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

“How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks.” Marcus Aurelius

“Let not your mind run on what you lack as much as on what you have already.” Marcus Aurelius

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

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


My name is Asad Meah, I am the CEO & Founder of AwakenTheGreatnessWithin. I am a dreamchaser who has gained a wealth of knowledge in entrepreneurship and personal development over the past five years through self-education. My mission is to inspire millions of people to become entrepreneurs by awakening their minds to their greatness that resides within them.

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  1. steve gifford

    November 25, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Learning to live in the present is not easy but with perseverance will extend our perception of time so that we may lead a fuller life.
    Steve Gifford 25.11.2018

    • Asad Meah

      November 25, 2018 at 5:37 pm

      The present is all that we have
      Thanks for sharing

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