Marcus Aurelius Quotes On Love, Life, Leadership, Success, Work

The full name of Marcus Aurelius is Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. He was Roman emperor from 161 to 180 and a Stoic philosopher. He was the last emperor of the Pax Romana. Here we have shared Marcus Aurelius quotes on love, life, leadership, death, success, work, adversity, meditations, pandemic, inspirational, and motivational.

Marcus Aurelius was born on April 26, 121 AD, in Rome, Italy, and died on March 17, 180 AD, in Vindobona, Austria. His father’s name Marcus Annius Verus and his mother’s name Domitia Calvillo. His wife’s name Faustina the Younger.

Marcus Aurelius quotes

Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts. – Marcus Aurelius

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

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

Execute every act of thy life as though it were thy last. – Marcus Aurelius

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

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Life is neither good nor evil, but only a place for good and evil. – Marcus Aurelius

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

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

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

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

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

That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees. – Marcus Aurelius

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Our life is what our thoughts make it. – Marcus Aurelius

Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear. – Marcus Aurelius

Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also. – Marcus Aurelius

We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne. – Marcus Aurelius

A nobleman compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires. – Marcus Aurelius

Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life. – Marcus Aurelius

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Confine yourself to the present. – Marcus Aurelius

To understand the true quality of people, you must look into their minds, and examine their pursuits and aversions. – 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

Because a thing seems difficult for you, do not think it impossible for anyone to accomplish. – 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

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

What springs from earth dissolves to earth again, and heaven-born things fly to their native seat. – Marcus Aurelius

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

Perhaps there are none lazier, or more truly ignorant, than your everlasting readers. – Marcus Aurelius

We are too much accustomed to attribute to a single cause that which is the product of several, and the majority of our controversies come from that. – Marcus Aurelius

Forward, as occasion offers. Never look round to see whether any shall note it… Be satisfied with success in even the smallest matter, and think that even such a result is no trifle. – Marcus Aurelius

A man should be upright, not be kept upright. – Marcus Aurelius

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

To the wise, life is a problem; to the fool, a solution. – Marcus Aurelius

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

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

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

Begin – to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt has finished. – Marcus Aurelius

To refrain from imitation is the best revenge. – Marcus Aurelius

Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability. – Marcus Aurelius

The act of dying is one of the acts of life. – Marcus Aurelius

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

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The universe is transformation: life is opinion. – Marcus Aurelius

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

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

Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears. – Marcus Aurelius

Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is it’s current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away. – Marcus Aurelius

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing. – Marcus Aurelius

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

Poverty is the mother of crime. – Marcus Aurelius

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

The universe changes; our life is what our thoughts make it. – Marcus Aurelius

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

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 opinions of himself than on the opinions of others. – Marcus Aurelius

And thou wilt gives thyself relief if thou doest every act of thy life as if it were the last. – Marcus Aurelius

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

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To live happily is an inward power of the soul. – Marcus Aurelius

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

Men exist for the sake of one another. – Marcus Aurelius

Be content to see what you really are. – Marcus Aurelius

Observe constantly that all things take place by change, and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are, and to make new things like them. – Marcus Aurelius

Let it be your constant method to look into the design of people’s actions, and see what they would be at, as often as it is practicable; and to make this custom the more significant, practice it first upon yourself. – Marcus Aurelius

Whatever the universal nature assigns to any man at any time is for the good of that man at that time. – Marcus Aurelius

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

The universal order and the personal order are nothing but different expressions and manifestations of a common underlying principle. – Marcus Aurelius

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Anger cannot be dishonest. – Marcus Aurelius

When thou art above measure is angry, bethink thee how momentary is man’s life. – Marcus Aurelius

There is nothing that happens to any person but what was in his power to go through with. – Marcus Aurelius

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

Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely. – Marcus Aurelius

Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself. Praise is no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise. – Marcus Aurelius

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Each day provides its own gifts. – Marcus Aurelius

Be content with what you are, and wish not to change; nor dread your last day, nor long for it. – Marcus Aurelius

Where a man can live, he can also live well. – Marcus Aurelius

Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else. – Marcus Aurelius

Death, like birth, is a secret of Nature. – Marcus Aurelius

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