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31 Marcus Aurelius Quotes About Discipline, Focus, Self-Control


1. "Throw away your books; stop letting yourself be distracted." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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2. "The best way to avenge yourself is to not be like that." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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3. "Don’t be overheard complaining… not even to yourself." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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4. "Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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5. "Very little is needed for everything to be upset and ruined, only a slight lapse in reason." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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6. "Labor willingly and diligently, undistracted and aware of the common interest." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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7. "Self-control and resistance to distractions. (what marcus learned from maximus)" (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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8. "Doing your job, without whining. (what marcus learned from maximus)" (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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9. "Not to busy myself about trifling things. (what marcus learned from diognetus)" (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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10. "Turn your desire to stone. Quench your appetites. Keep your mind centered on itself." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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11. "You see how few things you have to do to live a satisfying and reverent life? If you can manage this, that’s all even the gods can ask of you." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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12. "The mind that is free from passions is a citadel, for man has nothing more secure to which he can fly for refuge and repel every attack." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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13. "Look not round at the depraved morals of others, but run straight along the line without deviating from it." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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14. "From maximus i learned self-government, and not to be led aside by anything; and cheerfulness in all circumstances, as well as in illness." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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15. "The recognition that i needed to train and discipline my character. (what marcus learned from rusticus)" (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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16. "The sense he gave of ‘staying’ on the path rather than being ‘kept’ on it. (what marcus learned from maximus)" (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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17. "Drunkenness inflames and lays bare every vice, removing the reserve that acts as a chuck on impulses to wrong behaviour." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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18. "Justice will not be observed, if we either care for indifferent things or are easily deceived and careless and changeable." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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19. "When you have been compelled by circumstances to be disturbed in a manner, quickly return to yourself and do not continue out of tune longer than the compulsion lasts." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
When you have been compelled by circumstances to be disturbed in a manner, quickly return to yourself and do not continue out of tune longer than the compulsion lasts. (Marcus Aurelius);  #MarcusAureliusQuotes
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20. "In whatever i do, either by myself or with another, i must direct my energies to this alone, that it shall conduce to the common interest and be in harmony with it." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
In whatever i do, either by myself or with another, i must direct my energies to this alone, that it shall conduce to the common interest and be in harmony with it. (Marcus Aurelius);  #MarcusAureliusQuotes
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21. "Abstinence, not only from evil deeds, but even from evil thoughts; and further, simplicity in my way of living, far removed from the habits of the rich. (what marcus learned from his mother)" (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
Abstinence, not only from evil deeds, but even from evil thoughts; and further, simplicity in my way of living, far removed from the habits of the rich. (what marcus learned from his mother) (Marcus Aurelius);  #MarcusAureliusQuotes
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22. "To read attentively – not to be satisfied with ‘just getting the gist of it’. And not to fall for every smooth talker. (what marcus learned from rusticus)" (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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23. "You are composed of three things: body, breath (life), intelligence. Of these the first two are yours insofar as it is your duty to take care of them; but the third alone is truly yours." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
You are composed of three things: body, breath (life), intelligence. Of these the first two are yours insofar as it is your duty to take care of them; but the third alone is truly yours. (Marcus Aurelius);  #MarcusAureliusQuotes
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24. "You always own the option of having no opinion. There is never any need to get worked up or to trouble your soul about things you can’t control. These things are not asking to be judged by you. Leave them alone." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
You always own the option of having no opinion. There is never any need to get worked up or to trouble your soul about things you can’t control. These things are not asking to be judged by you. Leave them alone. (Marcus Aurelius);  #MarcusAureliusQuotes
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25. "Yes, you can – if you do everything as if it were the last thing you were doing in life, and stop being aimless, stop letting your emotions override what your mind tells you, stop being hypocritical, self-centered, irritable." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
Yes, you can – if you do everything as if it were the last thing you were doing in life, and stop being aimless, stop letting your emotions override what your mind tells you, stop being hypocritical, self-centered, irritable. (Marcus Aurelius);  #MarcusAureliusQuotes
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26. "When you’re called upon to speak, then speak, but never about banalities like gladiators, horses, sports, food and drink – common-place stuff. Above all don’t gossip about people, praising, blaming or comparing them." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
When you’re called upon to speak, then speak, but never about banalities like gladiators, horses, sports, food and drink – common-place stuff. Above all don’t gossip about people, praising, blaming or comparing them. (Marcus Aurelius);  #MarcusAureliusQuotes
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27. "At dawn, when you have trouble getting out of bed, tell yourself: “i have to go to work — as a human being. What do i have to complain of, if i’m going to do what i was born for — the things i was brought into the world to do? Or is this what i was created for? To huddle under the blankets and stay warm?”" (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

28. "Remember to act always as if you were at a symposium. When the food or drink comes around, reach out and take some politely; if it passes you by don’t try pulling it back. And if it has not reached you yet, don’t let your desire run ahead of you, be patient until your turn comes." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

29. "Remember, it is not enough to be hit or insulted to be harmed, you must believe that you are being harmed. If someone succeeds in provoking you, realize that your mind is complicit in the provocation. Take a moment before reacting, and you will find it is easier to maintain control." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

30. "We should discipline ourselves in small things, and from there progress to things of greater value. If you have a headache, practise not cursing. Don’t curse every time you have an earache. And i’m not saying that you can’t complain, only don’t complain with your whole being." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

31. "Do not waste what remains of your life in speculating about your neighbors, unless with a view to some mutual benefit. To wonder what so-and-so is doing and why, or what he is saying, or thinking, or scheming – in a word, anything that distracts you from fidelity to the ruler within you – means a loss of opportunity for some other task." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet