Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Roman emperor from 161 to 180 and Stoic philosopher
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus was Roman emperor from 161 to 180 and a Stoic philosopher. He was the last of the rulers known as the Five Good Emperors, and the last emperor of the Pax Romana, an age of relative peace and stability for the Roman Empire lasting from 27 BC to 180 AD. He served as Roman consul in 140, 145, and 161.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Quotes Page 4
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.
A person's life is dyed with the color of his imagination.
How powerful is man! He is able to do all that God wishes him to do. He is able to accept all that God sends upon him.
In man's life, time is but a moment; being, a flux; sense is dim; the material frame corruptible; soul, an eddy of breath; fortune a thing inscrutable, and fame precarious.
Be not as one that hath ten thousand years to live; death is nigh at hand: while thou livest, while thou hast time, be good.
As for life, it is a battle and a sojourning in a strange land; but the fame that comes after is oblivion.
This Being of mine, whatever it really is, consists of a little flesh, a little breath, and the part which governs.
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.
Things that have a common quality ever quickly seek their kind.
Whatever is in any way beautiful hath its source of beauty in itself, and is complete in itself; praise forms no part of it. So it is none the worse nor the better for being praised.
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