24 Marcus Aurelius Quotes About Ambition, Pride, Pleasure, Material Things, Ego, Fame - Strong Love Quotes

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24 Marcus Aurelius Quotes About Ambition, Pride, Pleasure, Material Things, Ego, Fame

1. "A man’s worth is no greater than his ambitions." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

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2. "Being attached to many things, we are weighed down and dragged along with them." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

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3. "Give thyself time to learn something new and good, and cease to be whirled around." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

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4. "Another person will not hurt you without your cooperation; you are hurt the moment you believe yourself to be." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

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5. "To understand the true quality of people, you must look into their minds, and examine their pursuits and aversions." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

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6. "The following are non-sequiturs: ‘i am richer, therefore superior to you’; or ‘i am a better speaker, therefore a better person, than you’." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

The following are non-sequiturs: ‘i am richer, therefore superior to you’; or ‘i am a better speaker, therefore a better person, than you’. (Marcus Aurelius);  #MarcusAureliusQuotes
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7. "Something good should be a source of pride, correct? ‘yes.’ and can one really take pride in a momentary pleasure? Please don’t say yes." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

Something good should be a source of pride, correct? ‘yes.’ and can one really take pride in a momentary pleasure? Please don’t say yes. (Marcus Aurelius);  #MarcusAureliusQuotes
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8. "All our efforts must be directed towards an end, or we will act in vain. If it is not the right end, we will fail utterly." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

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9. "Whenever externals are more important to you than your own integrity, then be prepared to serve them the remainder of your life." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

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10. "Never get into family fights over material things; give them up willingly, and your moral standing will increase in proportion." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

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11. "If money is your only standard, then consider that, by your lights, someone who loses their nose does not suffer any harm." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

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12. "Ambition means tying your well-being to what other people say or do. Self-indulgence means tying it to the things that happen to you. Sanity means tying it to your own actions." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

Ambition means tying your well-being to what other people say or do. Self-indulgence means tying it to the things that happen to you. Sanity means tying it to your own actions. (Marcus Aurelius);  #MarcusAureliusQuotes
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13. "When you’ve done well and another has benefited by it, why like a fool do you look for a third thing on top— credit for the good deed or a favor in return?" (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

When you’ve done well and another has benefited by it, why like a fool do you look for a third thing on top— credit for the good deed or a favor in return? (Marcus Aurelius);  #MarcusAureliusQuotes
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14. "If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgement of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgement now." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgement of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgement now. (Marcus Aurelius);  #MarcusAureliusQuotes
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15. "Do as socrates did, never replying to the question of where he was from with, ‘i am athenian,’ or ‘i am from corinth,’ but always, ‘i am a citizen of the world.’" (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

Do as socrates did, never replying to the question of where he was from with, ‘i am athenian,’ or ‘i am from corinth,’ but always, ‘i am a citizen of the world.’ (Marcus Aurelius);  #MarcusAureliusQuotes
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16. "When you have done a good act and another has received it, why do you look for a third thing besides these, as fools do, either to have the reputation of having done a good act or to obtain a return?" (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

When you have done a good act and another has received it, why do you look for a third thing besides these, as fools do, either to have the reputation of having done a good act or to obtain a return? (Marcus Aurelius);  #MarcusAureliusQuotes
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17. "A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires. (Marcus Aurelius);  #MarcusAureliusQuotes
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18. "So when you hear that even life and the like are indifferent, don’t become apathetic; and by the same token, when you’re advised to care about them, don’t become superficial and conceive a passion for externals." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

So when you hear that even life and the like are indifferent, don’t become apathetic; and by the same token, when you’re advised to care about them, don’t become superficial and conceive a passion for externals. (Marcus Aurelius);  #MarcusAureliusQuotes
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19. "To be sure, external things of whatever kind require skill in their use, but we must not grow attached to them; whatever they are, they should only serve for us to show how skilled we are in our handling of them." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

To be sure, external things of whatever kind require skill in their use, but we must not grow attached to them; whatever they are, they should only serve for us to show how skilled we are in our handling of them. (Marcus Aurelius);  #MarcusAureliusQuotes
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20. "It is not right that anything of any other kind, such as praise from the many, or power, or enjoyment of pleasure, should come into competition with that which is rationally and politically and practically good." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

It is not right that anything of any other kind, such as praise from the many, or power, or enjoyment of pleasure, should come into competition with that which is rationally and politically and practically good. (Marcus Aurelius);  #MarcusAureliusQuotes
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21. "Nothing important comes into being overnight; even grapes or figs need time to ripen. If you say that you want a fig now, i will tell you to be patient. First, you must allow the tree to flower, then put forth fruit; then you have to wait until the fruit is ripe. So if the fruit of a fig tree is not brought to maturity instantly or in an hour, how do you expect the human mind to come to fruition, so quickly and easily?" (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

22. "Just prove to me that you are trustworthy, high-minded and reliable, and that your intentions are benign – prove to me that your jar doesn’t have a hole in it – and you’ll find that i won’t even wait for you to open your heart to me, i’ll be the first to implore you to lend an ear to my own affairs." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

23. "Perhaps the desire of the thing called fame torments you. See how soon everything is forgotten, and look at the chaos of infinite time on each side of the present, and the emptiness of applause, and the fickleness and lack of judgment in those who pretend to give praise, and the narrowness of its domain, and be quiet at last." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

24. "Or is it your reputation that’s bothering you? But look at how soon we’re all forgotten. The abyss of endless time that swallows it all. The emptiness of those applauding hands. The people who praise us; how capricious they are, how arbitrary. And the tiny region it takes place. The whole earth a point in space – and most of it uninhabited." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet