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Wise Marcus Aurelius Quotes

May you find great value in these quotes by Marcus Aurelius.

Our life is what our thoughts make it.
- Marcus Aurelius

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The only wealth which you will keep forever
is the wealth you have given away.
- Marcus Aurelius

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.
Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
- Marcus Aurelius

Nothing is evil which is according to nature.
- Marcus Aurelius


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Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength
which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
- Marcus Aurelius

He who lives in harmony with himself
lives in harmony with the universe.
- Marcus Aurelius

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

 

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

We cannot choose our external circumstances,
but we can always choose how to respond to them.
- Epictetus

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

We should take care not to make the intellect our god;
it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
- Albert Einstein

It is not our circumstances that create
our discontent or contentment.
It is us.
- Vivian Greene

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking
our cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is,
"Life is not supposed to be fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where ignorance is our master,
there is no possibility of real peace.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We cling to our own point of view,
as though everything depended on it.
Yet our opinions have no permanence;
like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.
- Zhuangzi

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
- Soren Kierkegaard

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

We see Life through the fun-house mirrors of our point-of-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

We are powerless to redesign the world,
but we have infinite power to create our appreciation of it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying
about things which are beyond the power of our will.
- Epictetus

See life as ugly and painful - if you choose,
or see it as beautiful and joyful.
There is no inherent meaning in life.
We give life its meaning.
It's our Choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our deepest fears are like dragons
guarding our deepest treasure.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must teach our children to resolve
their conflicts with words, not weapons.
- William J. Clinton

We know nothing at all.
All our knowledge is but the knowledge of schoolchildren.
The real nature of things we shall never know.
- Albert Einstein

We tell the real truth of our life
by the stories we repeatedly tell.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Society censors our actions,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most everything in life is about our
point-of-view rather than any absolute.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.
- Leonardo da Vinci

We should not moor a ship with one anchor,
or our life with one hope.
- Epictetus

Music takes us out of the actual
and whispers to us dim secrets
that startle our wonder as to who we are.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
- Titus Livius

The key to growth is the introduction of
higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.
- Lao Tzu

We cannot solve our problems with the same
thinking we used when we created them.
- Albert Einstein

At all times and under all circumstances,
we have the power to transform the quality of our lives.
- Werner Erhard

The universe is wider than our views of it.
- Henry David Thoreau

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.
- Henry David Thoreau

NECESSITY and URGENCY are twin poisons of our rattlesnake minds.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We can never be the better for our religion
if our neighbor is the worse for it.
- Anonymous

The promises we makes to ourselves are the things
that assure us we have the capacity to keep our promises to others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

We do not always see what is before our face -
sometimes we see what we hope to see,
or fear we will see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our actions are constrained by fear of reprisal,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each one of us has our own perspective
on everything we see in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life flows - and all else is our drama.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greater our knowledge increases
the more our ignorance unfolds.
- John F. Kennedy

We hardly ever realize that we can
cut anything out of our lives,
anytime, in the blink of an eye.
- Carlos Castaneda

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
- John Dryden

Who has fully realized that history
is not contained in thick books
but lives in our very blood?
- Carl Jung

How we spend our days is of course
how we spend our lives.
- Annie Dillard

It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
- Henry David Thoreau

The winds of grace are always blowing;
all we need to do is raise our sails.
- Anonymous

Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will.
Its seat is in the heart,
and it must be an inseparable part of our being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly.
The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Not every difficult and dangerous thing
is suitable for training,
but only that which is conducive to success
in achieving the object of our effort.
- Epictetus

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

The only limits in our life are those we impose on ourselves.
- Bob Proctor


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