Marcus Aurelius

Quotations

Say to yourself in the early morning: I shall meet today inquisitive, ungrateful, violent, treacherous, envious, uncharitable men. All these things have come upon them through ignorance of real good and ill.

Meditations (c. 161–180 CE) Book II

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.

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He was a man who looked at what ought to be done, not to the reputation which is got by a man’s acts.

Meditations (c. 161–180 CE) Book I

The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.

Meditations (c. 161–180 CE) Book IV