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Marcus Aurelius
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When you are annoyed at someone's mistake, immediately look at yourself and reflect how you also fail; for example, in thinking that good equals money, or pleasure, or a bit of fame. By being mindful of this you'll quickly forget your anger, especially if you realize that the person was under stress, and could do little else. And, if you can, find a way to alleviate that stress. Marcus Aurelius
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Failure to read what is happening in another's soul is not easily seen as a cause of unhappiness: but those who fail to attend the motions of their own soul are necessarily unhappy. Marcus Aurelius
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Put from you the belief that 'I have been wronged', and with it will go the feeling. Reject your sense of injury, and the injury itself disappears. Marcus Aurelius
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Cultivate these, then, for they are wholly within your power: sincerity and dignity; industriousness; and sobriety. Avoid grumbling, be frugal, considerate, and frank; be temperate in manner and speech; carry yourself with authority. Marcus Aurelius
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If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgement of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgement now. Marcus Aurelius
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When pain is unbearable it destroys us; when it does not it is bearable. Marcus Aurelius
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Nature set a limit on sleep - as it did on eating and drinking. And youre over the limit. But not of working. There youre still below your quota. You dont love yourself enough. Or youd love your nature too and what it demands of you. People who love what they do wear themselves down doing it. They even forget to wash and eat. Marcus Aurelius
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Though thou be destined to live three thousand years and as many myriads besides, yet remember that no man loseth other life than that which he liveth, nor liveth other than that which he loseth. Marcus Aurelius
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And what after all is everlasting fame? Altogether vanity. Marcus Aurelius
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Man is born for deeds of kindness. Marcus Aurelius
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Whoever values peace of mind and the health of the soul will live the best of all possible lives. Marcus Aurelius
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Bear in mind that the measure of a man is the worth of the things he cares about. Marcus Aurelius
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Or is it your reputation that's bothering you? But look at how soon we're all forgotten. The abyss of endless time that swallows it all. The emptiness of those applauding hands. The people who praise us; how capricious they are, how arbitrary. And the tiny region it takes place. The whole earth a point in space - and most of it uninhabited. Marcus Aurelius
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He that lives alone lives in danger; society avoids many dangers. Marcus Aurelius
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A man is a little soul carrying around a courpse. Marcus Aurelius
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Waste no more time talking about great souls and how they should be. Become one yourself! Marcus Aurelius
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In the morning, when you are sluggish about getting up, let this thought be present: 'I am rising to a man's work. Marcus Aurelius
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A man's worth is no greater than the worth of his ambitions. Marcus Aurelius
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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
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Mark how fleeting and paltry is the estate of man - yesterday in embryo, tomorrow a mummy or ashes. So for the hairsbreadth of time assigned to thee, live rationally, and part with life cheerfully, as drops the ripe olive, extolling the season that bore it and the tree that matured it. Marcus Aurelius
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Live with the gods. Marcus Aurelius
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If any man can convince me and bring home to me that I do not think or act aright, gladly will I change; for I search after truth, by which man never yet was harmed. But he is harmed who abideth on still in his deception and ignorance. Marcus Aurelius
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Nature which governs the whole will soon change all things which thou seest, and out of there substance will make other things, and again other things from the substance of them, in order that the world may ever be new. Marcus Aurelius
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Look within. Within is the fountain of the good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig. Marcus Aurelius
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To change your mind and to follow him who sets you right is to be nonetheless the free agent that you were before. Marcus Aurelius
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He that knows not what the world is, knows not where he is himself. He that knows not for what he was made, knows not what he is nor what the world is. Marcus Aurelius
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Whatever may befall you, it was preordained for you from everlasting. Marcus Aurelius
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Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil. Marcus Aurelius
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Be content to seem what you really are. Marcus Aurelius
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When forced, as it seems, by your environment to be utterly disquieted, return with all speed into your self, staying in discord no longer than you must. By constant recurrence to the harmony, you will gain more command over it. Marcus Aurelius
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Put it out of the power of truth to give you an ill character. If anybody reports you not to be an honest man let your practice give him the lie. Marcus Aurelius
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"Begin the morning by saying to thyself, I shall meet with the busy-body, the ungrateful, arrogant, deceitful, envious, unsocial Marcus Aurelius
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