34 Marcus Aurelius Quotes About Truth, Perspective, Rationality, Being Calm - Strong Love Quotes

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34 Marcus Aurelius Quotes About Truth, Perspective, Rationality, Being Calm


1. "How trivial the things we want so passionately are." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
How trivial the things we want so passionately are. (Marcus Aurelius);  #MarcusAureliusQuotes
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2. "Discard your misperceptions. Stop being jerked like a puppet. Limit yourself to the present." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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3. "Just that you do the right thing. The rest doesn’t matter." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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4. "Live out your life in truth and justice, tolerant of those who are neither true nor just." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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5. "Perfect tranquility within consists in the good ordering of the mind, the realm of your own." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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6. "Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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7. "All disturbances arise solely from the opinions within us." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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8. "In a little while you will have forgotten everything; in a little while everything will have forgotten you." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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9. "Say to yourself each time, ‘he did what he believed was right.’ (when someone does something you don’t like)" (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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10. "Why are we still lazy, indifferent and dull? Why do we look for excuses to avoid training and exercising our powers of reason?" (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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11. "Resolve to accept whatever happens as necessary and familiar, flowing like water from that same source and spring." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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12. "For what does reason purport to do? “establish what is true, eliminate what is false and suspend judgement in doubtful cases”." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
For what does reason purport to do? “establish what is true, eliminate what is false and suspend judgement in doubtful cases”. (Marcus Aurelius);  #MarcusAureliusQuotes
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13. "Whatever the nature of the whole does, and whatever serves to maintain it, is good for every part of nature." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
Whatever the nature of the whole does, and whatever serves to maintain it, is good for every part of nature. (Marcus Aurelius);  #MarcusAureliusQuotes
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14. "To investigate and analyze, with understanding and logic, the principles we ought to live by. (what marcus learned from sextus)" (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
To investigate and analyze, with understanding and logic, the principles we ought to live by. (what marcus learned from sextus) (Marcus Aurelius);  #MarcusAureliusQuotes
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15. "Whatever the universal nature assigns to any man at any time is for the good of that man at that time." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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16. "Now it is in my power to let no badness be in this soul, nor desire nor any perturbation at all; but looking at all things, i see their true nature, and i use each according to its value." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
Now it is in my power to let no badness be in this soul, nor desire nor any perturbation at all; but looking at all things, i see their true nature, and i use each according to its value. (Marcus Aurelius);  #MarcusAureliusQuotes
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17. "Take me and cast me where you will; for there i shall keep my divine part tranquil, that is, content, if it can feel and act conformably to its proper constitution." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
Take me and cast me where you will; for there i shall keep my divine part tranquil, that is, content, if it can feel and act conformably to its proper constitution. (Marcus Aurelius);  #MarcusAureliusQuotes
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18. "Constantly and, if it be possible, on the occasion of every impression on the soul, apply to it the principles of physics, ethics, and dialectics (logic)." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
Constantly and, if it be possible, on the occasion of every impression on the soul, apply to it the principles of physics, ethics, and dialectics (logic). (Marcus Aurelius);  #MarcusAureliusQuotes
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19. "The man who spends his time choosing one resort after another in a hunt for peace and quiet, will in every place he visits find something to prevent him from relaxing." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
The man who spends his time choosing one resort after another in a hunt for peace and quiet, will in every place he visits find something to prevent him from relaxing. (Marcus Aurelius);  #MarcusAureliusQuotes
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20. "Others have been plundered, indiscriminately, set upon, betrayed, beaten up, attacked with poison or with calumny – mention anything you like, it has happened to plenty of people." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
Others have been plundered, indiscriminately, set upon, betrayed, beaten up, attacked with poison or with calumny – mention anything you like, it has happened to plenty of people. (Marcus Aurelius);  #MarcusAureliusQuotes
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21. "With respect to what may happen to you from without, consider that it happens either by chance or according to providence, and you must neither blame chance nor accuse providence." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
With respect to what may happen to you from without, consider that it happens either by chance or according to providence, and you must neither blame chance nor accuse providence. (Marcus Aurelius);  #MarcusAureliusQuotes
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22. "If someone is able to show me that what i think or do is not right, i will happily change, for i seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance who is harmed." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
If someone is able to show me that what i think or do is not right, i will happily change, for i seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance who is harmed. (Marcus Aurelius);  #MarcusAureliusQuotes
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23. "Because what is a human being? Part of a community – the community of gods and men, primarily, and secondarily that of the city we happen to inhabit, which is only a microcosm of the universe in toto." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
Because what is a human being? Part of a community – the community of gods and men, primarily, and secondarily that of the city we happen to inhabit, which is only a microcosm of the universe in toto. (Marcus Aurelius);  #MarcusAureliusQuotes
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24. "Whether the universe is a concourse of atoms, or nature is a system, let this first be established: that i am a part of the whole that is governed by nature; next, that i stand in some intimate connection with other kindred parts." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
Whether the universe is a concourse of atoms, or nature is a system, let this first be established: that i am a part of the whole that is governed by nature; next, that i stand in some intimate connection with other kindred parts. (Marcus Aurelius);  #MarcusAureliusQuotes
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25. "It is a proper work of a man to be benevolent to his own kind, to despise the movements of the senses, to form a just judgment of plausible appearances, and to take a survey of the nature of the universe and of the things that happen in it." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
It is a proper work of a man to be benevolent to his own kind, to despise the movements of the senses, to form a just judgment of plausible appearances, and to take a survey of the nature of the universe and of the things that happen in it. (Marcus Aurelius);  #MarcusAureliusQuotes
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26. "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." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet
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. (Marcus Aurelius);  #MarcusAureliusQuotes
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27. "How small a part of the boundless and unfathomable time is assigned to every man! For it is very soon swallowed up in the eternal. And how small a part of the whole substance! And how small a part of the universal soul! And on what a small clod of the whole earth you creep!" (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

28. "Whenever anyone criticizes or wrongs you, remember that they are only doing or saying what they think is right. They cannot be guided by your views, only their own; so if their views are wrong, they are the ones who suffer insofar as they are misguided." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

29. "When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: the people i deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous and surely… none of them can hurt me. Don’t waste the rest of your time here worrying about other people… it will keep you from doing anything useful. Why do you not rather act than complain?" (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

30. "Either all things proceed from one intelligent source and come together as in one body, and the part ought not to find fault with what is done for the benefit of the whole; or there are only atoms, and nothing else than mixture and dispersion. Why, then, are you disturbed?" (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

31. "Show me one person who cares how they act, someone for whom success is less important than the manner in which it is achieved. While out walking, who gives any thought to the act of walking itself? Who pays attention to the process of planning, not just the outcome?" (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

32. "The way he handled the material comforts that fortune had supplied him in such abundance – without arrogance and without apology. If they were there, he took advantage of them. If not, he didn’t miss them. (what marcus learned from his adopted father)" (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

33. "To rest in these principles only: the one, that nothing will happen to me which is not conformable to the nature of the universe; and the other, that it is in my power never to act contrary to my god and daimon: for there is no man who will compel me to this." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

34. "Constantly recall those who have complained greatly about anything, those who have been most conspicuous by the greatest fame or misfortunes or enmities or fortunes of any kind: then think, where are they all now? Smoke and ash and a tale, or not even a tale." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet