“How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.”

”The best answer to anger is silence.”- Marcus Aurelius

“The more we value things outside our control, the less control we have.”- Marcus Aurelius

“It is not events that disturb people, it is their judgements concerning them.”-Marcus Aurelius

“To live a good life: We have the potential for it. If we can learn to be indifferent to what makes no difference.” -Marcus Aurelius

“To love only what happens, what was destined. No greater harmony.”- Marcus Aurelius

“The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.”-Marcus Aurelius

“Receive without conceit, release without struggle.”- Marcus Aurelius

“Life is short. That’s all there is to say. Get what you can from the present – thoughtfully, justly.”-Marcus Aurelius

“Be content to seem what you really are. “-Marcus Aurelius

“Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.”- Marcus Aurelius

“How soon will time cover all things, and how many it has covered already. “-Marcus Aurelius

“Each of us needs what nature gives us, when nature gives it.”- Marcus Aurelius

“Remember: Matter. How tiny your share of it. Time. How brief and fleeting your allotment of it. Fate. How small a role you play in it.”- Marcus Aurelius

“Nothing natural is evil.”- Marcus Aurelius

“When someone is properly grounded in life, they shouldn’t have to look outside themselves for approval.”- Marcus Aurelius

“He who follows reason in all things is both tranquil and active at the same time, and also cheerful and collected.”- Marcus Aurelius

“A rock is thrown in the air. It loses nothing by coming down, gained nothing by going up.”- Marcus Aurelius

“If someone responds to insult like a rock, what has the abuser gained with his invective?”- Marcus Aurelius

“Stick to what’s in front of you – idea, action, utterance.”- Marcus Aurelius

“Be tolerant with others and strict with yourself.”-Marcus Aurelius

”To accept without arrogance, to let it go with indifference.” – Marcus Aurelius

“Each day provides its own gifts.”- Marcus Aurelius

“Character and self-control.” – Marcus Aurelius

“Anger cannot be dishonest.”- Marcus Aurelius

“Nothing should be done without a purpose.”- Marcus Aurelius

“Even the smallest thing should be done with reference to an end.”- Marcus Aurelius

“Give yourself a gift: the present moment.”- Marcus Aurelius

“Glory’s an empty, changeable thing, as fickle as the weather.”- Marcus Aurelius

“A man should be upright, not be kept upright.”- Marcus Aurelius

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

“Nothing happens to anyone that he can’t endure.”- Marcus Aurelius

“Most of us dread the deadening of the body and will do anything to avoid it. About the deadening of the soul, however, we don’t care one iota.”- Marcus Aurelius

“Don’t let outward appearances mislead you into thinking that someone with more prestige, power or some other distinction must on that account be happy.”- Marcus Aurelius

“If you lost the capacity to read, or play music, you would think it was a disaster, but you think nothing of losing the capacity to be honest, decent and civilized.”- Marcus Aurelius

“Things do not touch the soul, for they are external and remain immovable; so our perturbations come only from our inner opinions.”- Marcus Aurelius

“Pleasures, when they go beyond a certain limit, are but punishments.”- Marcus Aurelius

“If someone is incapable of distinguishing good things from bad and neutral things from either – well, how could such a person be capable of love? The power to love, then, belongs only to the wise man.”- Marcus Aurelius

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

 “You have power over your mind — not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”- Marcus Aurelius

 “Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them. Think constantly on the changes of the elements into each other, for such thoughts wash away the dust of earthly life.”- Marcus Aurelius

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”- Marcus Aurelius

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

“Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.”- Marcus Aurelius

“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.”- Marcus Aurelius

 “When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love…”- Marcus Aurelius

“The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.”- Marcus Aurelius

“The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.”- Marcus Aurelius

“Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.”- Marcus Aurelius

“Understand at last that you have something in you more powerful and divine than what causes the bodily passions and pulls you like a mere puppet. – Marcus Aurelius

“Don’t return to philosophy as a task-master, but as patients seek out relief in a treatment of sore eyes, or a dressing for a burn, or from an ointment. Regarding it this way, you’ll obey reason without putting it on display and rest easy in its care.”- Marcus Aurelius

“Think of the life you have lived until now as over and, as a dead man, see what’s left as a bonus and live it according to Nature. – Marcus Aurelius

“The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing, because an artful life requires being prepared to meet and withstand sudden and unexpected attacks.”- Marcus Aurelius

 “It isn’t manly to be enraged. Rather, gentleness and civility are more human, and therefore manlier. The nearer a man comes to a calm mind, the closer he is to strength.”- Marcus Aurelius

“Wherever a person can live, there one can also live well.”- Marcus Aurelius

“You shouldn’t give circumstances the power to rouse anger, for they don’t care at all.”- Marcus Aurelius

“Keep a list before your mind of those who burned with anger and resentment about something, of even the most renowned for success, misfortune, evil deeds, or any special distinction. Then ask yourself, how did that work out? Smoke and dust, the stuff of simple myth trying to be legend…”- Marcus Aurelius

“Whenever someone has done wrong by you, immediately consider what notion of good or evil they had in doing it. For when you see that, you’ll feel compassion, instead of astonishment or rage.”- Marcus Aurelius

“We are like many pellets of incense falling on the same altar. Some collapse sooner, others later, but it makes no difference.”- Marcus Aurelius

“The mind freed from passions is an impenetrable fortress—a person has no more secure place of refuge for all time.”- Marcus Aurelius

“Choose not to be harmed, and you won’t feel harmed. Don’t feel harmed, and you haven’t been.”- Marcus Aurelius

“Try praying differently, and see what happens: Instead of asking for ‘a way to sleep with her,’ try asking for ‘a way to stop desiring to sleep with her.’ Instead of ‘a way to get rid of him,’ try asking for ‘a way to not crave his demise.’ Instead of ‘a way to not lose my child,’ try asking for ‘a way to lose my fear of it.’”- Marcus Aurelius

“That cucumber is bitter, so toss it out! There are thorns on the path, then keep away! Enough said. Why ponder the existence of nuisance?”- Marcus Aurelius

“When you first rise in the morning tell yourself: I will encounter busybodies, ingrates, egomaniacs, liars, the jealous and cranks. They are all stricken with these afflictions because they don’t know the difference between good and evil. Because I have understood the beauty of good and the ugliness of evil, I know that these wrong-doers are still akin to me . . . and that none can do me harm, or implicate me in ugliness—nor can I be angry at my relatives or hate them. For we are made for cooperation.”- Marcus Aurelius

“Dig deep within yourself, for there is a fountain of goodness ever ready to flow if you will keep digging.”- Marcus Aurelius

“You have been formed of three parts—body, breath, and mind. Of these, the first two are yours insofar as they are only in your care. The third alone is truly yours.”- Marcus Aurelius

“If anyone can prove and show to me that I think and act in error, I will gladly change it—for I seek the truth, by which no one has ever been harmed. The one who is harmed is the one who abides in deceit and ignorance.”- Marcus Aurelius

“Kindness is invincible, but only when it’s sincere, with no hypocrisy or faking. For what can even the most malicious person do if you keep showing kindness and, if given the chance, you gently point out where they went wrong—right as they are trying to harm you?”- Marcus Aurelius

“It is essential for you to remember that the attention you give to any action should be in due proportion to its worth, for then you won’t tire and give up, if you aren’t busying yourself with lesser things beyond what should be allowed.”- Marcus Aurelius

 “Joy for human beings lies in proper human work. And proper human work consists in: acts of kindness to other human beings, disdain for the stirrings of the senses, identifying trustworthy impressions, and contemplating the natural order and all that happens in keeping with it.”- Marcus Aurelius

“How easily we love ourselves above all others, yet we put more stock in the opinions of others than in our own estimation of self…”- Marcus Aurelius

“You must build up your life action by action, and be content if each one achieves its goal as far as possible—and no one can keep you from this.”- Marcus Aurelius

 “If you find something very difficult to achieve yourself, don’t imagine it impossible — for anything possible and proper for another person can be achieved as easily by you.”- Marcus Aurelius

“The universe is change. Life is opinion.”- Marcus Aurelius

“Don’t be ashamed of needing help. You have a duty to fulfill just like a soldier on the wall of battle. So what if you are injured and can’t climb up without another soldier’s help?”- Marcus Aurelius

“While it’s true that someone can impede our actions, they can’t impede our intentions and our attitudes, which have the power of being conditional and adaptable. For the mind adapts and converts any obstacle to its action into a means of achieving it. That which is an impediment to action is turned to advance action. The obstacle on the path becomes the way.”- Marcus Aurelius

“Whatever anyone does or says, for my part I’m bound to the good. In the same way an emerald or gold or purple might always proclaim: ‘whatever anyone does or says, I must be what I am and show my true colors.’”- Marcus Aurelius

 “That which isn’t good for the hive, isn’t good for the bee.”- Marcus Aurelius

“In your actions, don’t procrastinate. In your conversations, don’t confuse. In your thoughts, don’t wander. In your soul, don’t be passive or aggressive. In your life, don’t be all about business.”- Marcus Aurelius

“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

“Receive without pride, let go without attachment.- Marcus Aurelius

“Often injustice lies in what you aren’t doing, not only in what you are doing.”- Marcus Aurelius

 “This is the mark of perfection of character—to spend each day as if it were your last, without frenzy, laziness, or any pretending.”- Marcus Aurelius

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