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Marcus Aurelius
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Reverence the gods, and help men. Short is life. Marcus Aurelius
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As thou thyself art a component part of a social system, so let every act of thine be a component part of social life. Whatever act of thine that has no reference, either immediately or remotely, to a social end, this tears asunder thy life, and does not allow it to be one, and it is of the nature of a mutiny, just as when in a popular assembly a man acting by himself stands apart from the general agreement. Marcus Aurelius
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Socrates used to call the opinions of the many by the name of Lamiae, bugbears to frighten children. Marcus Aurelius
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Yet living and dying, honour and dishonour, pain and pleasure, riches and poverty, and so forth are equally the lot of good men and bad. Things like these neither elevate nor degrade; and therefore they are no more good than they are evil. Marcus Aurelius
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Doth perfect beauty stand in need of praise at all? Nay; no more than law, no more than truth, no more than loving kindness, nor than modesty. Marcus Aurelius
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The rottenness of the matter which is the foundation of everything! Marcus Aurelius
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All things are changing; and thou thyself art in continuous mutation and in a manner in continuous destruction and the whole universe to. Marcus Aurelius
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Either all things proceed from one intelligent source and come together as in one body, and the part ought not to find fault with what is done for the benefit of the whole; or there are only atoms, and nothing else than a mixture and dispersion. Why, then, art thou disturbed? Say to this ruling faculty, Art thou dead, art thou corrupted, art thou playing the hypocrite, art thou become a beast, dost thou herd and feed with the rest? Marcus Aurelius
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And finally remember that nothing harms him who is really a citizen, which does not harm the state; nor yet does anything harm the state which does not harm law [order]; and of these things which are called misfortunes not one harms law. What then does not harm law does not harm either state or citizen. Marcus Aurelius
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From Plato: the man who has an elevated mind and takes a view of all time and of all substance, dost thou suppose it possible for him to think that human life is anything great? It is not possible, he said. Such a man then will think that death also is no evil. Marcus Aurelius
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Consider thyself to be dead, and to have completed thy life up to the present time; and live according to nature the remainder which is allowed thee. Marcus Aurelius
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Consider that everything is opinion, and opinion is in thy power. Marcus Aurelius
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Find time still to be learning somewhat good, and give up being desultory. Marcus Aurelius
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All things are linked with one another, and this oneness is sacred; there is nothing that is not interconnected with everything else. For things are interdependent, and they combine to form this universal order. There is only one universe made up of all things, and one creator who pervades them; there is one substance and one law, namely, common reason in all thinking creatures, and all truth is one-if, as we believe, there is only one path of perfection for all beings who share the same mind. Marcus Aurelius
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Whatever may happen to thee, it was prepared for thee from all eternity ... Marcus Aurelius
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Suppose that men kill thee, cut thee in pieces, curse thee, what can these things do to prevent thy mind from remaining pure, wise, sober, just? Marcus Aurelius
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The sinner sins against himself; the wrongdoer wrongs himself, becoming the worse by his own action. Marcus Aurelius
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Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig. Marcus Aurelius
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He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe. Marcus Aurelius
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Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too. Marcus Aurelius
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A noble man 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
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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
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Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul. Marcus Aurelius
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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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The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it. Marcus Aurelius
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Men exist for the sake of one another. Marcus Aurelius
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To refrain from imitation is the best revenge. Marcus Aurelius
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How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks. Marcus Aurelius
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To the wise, life is a problem; to the fool, a solution. Marcus Aurelius
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Whatever the universal nature assigns to any man at any time is for the good of that man at that time. Marcus Aurelius
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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
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All that is harmony for you, my Universe, is in harmony with me as well. Nothing that comes at the right time for you is too early or too late for me. Everything is fruit to me that your seasons bring, Nature. All things come of you, have their being in you, and return to you. Marcus Aurelius
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Vex not thy spirit at the course of things; they heed not thy vexation. How ludicrous and outlandish is astonishment at anything that may happen in life. Marcus Aurelius
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Deem not life a thing of consequence. For look at the yawning void of the future, and at that other limitless space, the past. Marcus Aurelius
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Just as the sand-dunes, heaped one upon another, hide each the first, so in life the former deeds are quickly hidden by those that follow after. Marcus Aurelius
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Frequently consider the connection of all things in the universe. Marcus Aurelius
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An angry look on the face is wholly against nature. If it be assumed frequently, beauty begins to perish, and in the end is quenched beyond rekindling. Marcus Aurelius
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You exist but as a part inherent in a greater whole. Do not live as though you had a thousand years before you. The common due impends; while you live, and while you may, be good. Marcus Aurelius
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I am an old man and have had many worries, but most have never come to pass. Marcus Aurelius
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Which is recorded of Socrates, that he was able both to abstain from, and to enjoy, those things which many are too weak to abstain from, and cannot enjoy without excess. But to be strong enough both to bear the one and to be sober in the other is the mark of a man who has a perfect and invincible soul. Marcus Aurelius
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Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look. Marcus Aurelius
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Without a purpose, nothing should be done. Marcus Aurelius
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While you live, while it is in your power, be good. Marcus Aurelius
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What we cannot bear removes us from life; what remains can be borne. Marcus Aurelius
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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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Take full account of what Excellencies you possess, and in gratitude remember how you would hanker after them, if you had them not. Marcus Aurelius
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Receive without conceit, release without struggle. Marcus Aurelius
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If you do the task before you always adhering to strict reason with zeal and energy and yet with humanity, disregarding all lesser ends and keeping the divinity within you pure and upright, as though you were even now faced with its recall - if you hold steadily to this, staying for nothing and shrinking from nothing, only seeking in each passing action a conformity with nature and in each word and utterance a fearless truthfulness, then the good life shall be yours. And from this course no man has the power to hold you back. Marcus Aurelius
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Within ten days thou wilt seem a god to those to whom thou art now a beast and an ape, if thou wilt return to thy principles and the worship of reason. Marcus Aurelius
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If souls continue to exist, how does the air contain them from eternity? Marcus Aurelius
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Keep yourself simple, good, pure, serious, and unassuming; the friend of justice and godliness; kindly, affectionate, and resolute in your devotion to duty. Marcus Aurelius
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Remember that all is opinion. For what was said by the Cynic Monimus is manifest: and manifest too is the use of what was said, if a man receives what may be got out of it as far as it is true. Marcus Aurelius
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Above, below, all around are the movements of the elements. But the motion of virtue is in none of these: it is something more divine, and advancing by a way hardly observed it goes happily on its road. Marcus Aurelius
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It is a shame for the soul to be first to give way in this life, when thy body does not give way. Marcus Aurelius
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Live your life as if you are ready to say goodbye to it at any moment, as if the time left for you were some pleasant surprise. Marcus Aurelius
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The art of living is more like that of wrestling than of dancing; the main thing is to stand firm and be ready for an unseen attack. Marcus Aurelius
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Let every action aim solely at the common good. Marcus Aurelius
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In one way an arrow moves, in another way the mind. The mind indeed, both when it exercises caution and when it is employed about inquiry, moves straight onward not the less, and to its object. Marcus Aurelius
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The perfection of moral character consists in this, in passing every day as the last, and in being neither violently excited nor torpid nor playing the hypocrite. Marcus Aurelius
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They know not how many things are signified by the words stealing, sowing, buying, keeping quiet, seeing what ought to be done; for this is not effected by the eyes, but by another kind of vision. Marcus Aurelius
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My city and state are Rome. But as a human being? The world. So for me, "good" can only mean what's good for both communities. Marcus Aurelius
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No one can keep you from living as your nature requires. Nothings can happen to you that is not required by Nature. Marcus Aurelius
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The main thing we were made for is to work with others. Marcus Aurelius
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We are born for cooperation Marcus Aurelius
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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
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Whatever may happen to thee, it was prepared for thee from all eternity; and the implication of causes was from eternity spinning the thread of thy being and of that which is incident to it. Marcus Aurelius
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Look well into thyself; there is a source which will always spring up if thou wilt always search there. Marcus Aurelius
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The man who doesn't know what the universe is doesn't know where he lives. Marcus Aurelius
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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. 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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