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17 Marcus Aurelius Quotes About Philosophy


1. "Life is warfare… then what can guide us? Only philosophy." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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2. "No role is so well suited to philosophy as the one you happen to be in right now." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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3. "The work of philosophy is simple and modest. Do not draw me aside into pomposity." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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4. "This, then, is the beginning of philosophy – an awareness of one’s own mental fitness." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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5. "My city and country, so far as i am antoninus, is rome; but so far as i am a man, it is the world." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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6. "Do you want to know if you are educated? Show us your values, philosopher." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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7. "Take a good hard look at people’s ruling principle, especially of the wise, what they run away from and what they seek out." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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8. "Your mind will take the shape of what you frequently hold in thought, for the human spirit is colored by such impressions." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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9. "It stares you in the face. No role is so well suited to philosophy as the one you happen to be in right now." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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10. "If you commit to philosophy, be prepared at once to be laughed at and made the butt of many snide remarks." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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11. "The first thing a pretender to philosophy must do is get rid of their presuppositions; a person is not going to undertake to learn anything that they think they already know." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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12. "This presumption that you possess knowledge of any use has to be dropped before you approach philosophy – just as if we were enrolling in a school of music or mathematics." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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13. "What then can guide a man? One thing and only one, philosophy. But this consists in keeping the daimon within a man free from violence and unharmed, superior to pains and pleasures, doing nothing without a purpose, nor yet falsely and with hypocrisy." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

14. "“it’s unfortunate that this has happened”. No. It’s fortunate that this has happened and i’ve remained unharmed by it — not shattered by the present or frightened of the future. It could have happened to anyone. But not everyone could have remained unharmed by it." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

15. "People who are physically ill are unhappy with a doctor who doesn’t give them advice, because they think he has given up on them. Shouldn’t we feel the same towards a philosopher – and assume that he has given up hope of our ever becoming rational – if he will no longer tell us what we need (but may not like) to hear?" (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

16. "My advice is really this: what we hear the philosophers saying and what we find in their writings should be applied in our pursuit of the happy life. We should hunt out the helpful pieces of teaching, and the spirited and noble-minded sayings which are capable of immediate practical application – not far-fetched or archaic expressions or extravagant metaphors and figures of speech – and learn them so well that words become works." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

17. "Reflect on the other social roles you play. If you are a council member, consider what a council member should do. If you are young, what does being young mean, if you are old, what does age imply, if you are a father, what does fatherhood entail? Each of our titles, when reflected upon, suggests the acts appropriate to it." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet