Marcus Aelius Aurelius Quotes

Think on this doctrine,--that reasoning beings were created for one another's sake that to be patient is a branch of justice, and that men sin without intending it.

~ Marcus Aelius Aurelius

Men seek out retreats for themselves in the country, by the seaside, on the moutains. . .But all this is unphilosophical to the last degree. . .when thou canst at a moment's notice retire into thyself.

~ Marcus Aelius Aurelius

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

~ Marcus Aelius Aurelius

Never esteem anything as an advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect.

~ Marcus Aelius Aurelius

Whatever may befall thee, it was preordained for thee from everlasting.

~ Marcus Aelius Aurelius

Every man's life lies within the present for the past is spent and done with, and the future is uncertain.

~ Marcus Aelius 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 Aelius Aurelius

I don't believe in pessimism. If something doesn't come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it's going to rain, it will.

~ Marcus Aelius Aurelius

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.

~ Marcus Aelius Aurelius

A man is a little soul carrying around a courpse.

~ Marcus Aelius Aurelius

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