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
Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last.
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.
A wrong-doer is often a man that has left something undone, not always he that has done something.
Flinch not, neither give up nor despair, if the achieving of every act in accordance with right principle is not always continuous with thee.
Think not disdainfully of death, but look on it with favor; for even death is one of the things that Nature wills.
Men are created one for another, either then teach them or bear with.
Whatever may befall thee, it was preordained for thee from everlasting.
A good disposition is invincible, if it be genuine.
How ridiculous and unrealistic is the man who is astonished at anything that happens in life.
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.