The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.Marcus Aurelius happiness
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:615) - Marcus Aurelius ataraxy strength inspiration
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 Meditations love fate people
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.Marcus Aurelius truth
Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.Marcus Aurelius integrity
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:688) - Marcus Aurelius Meditations life sanity
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:828) - Marcus Aurelius fear death
The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:618) - Marcus Aurelius
Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:564) - Marcus Aurelius attitude
The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:780) - Marcus Aurelius wisdom history
The universe is change; life is your perception of it.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:596) - Marcus Aurelius
Remember that very little is needed to make a happy life.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:650) - Marcus Aurelius
Receive without conceit, release without struggle.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:518) - Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius (Latin: Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus; April 26, 121 CE. – March 17, 180 CE.), was Roman Emperor from CE 161 to 180. He ruled with Lucius Verus as co-emperor from 161 until Verus' death in 169. He was the last of the "Five Good Emperors", and is also considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers. During his reign, the Empire defeated a revitalized Parthian Empire; Aurelius' general Avidius Cassius sacked the capital Ctesiphon in 164. Aurelius fought the Marcomanni, Quadi, and Sarmatians with success during the Marcomannic Wars, but the threat of the Germanic tribes began to represent a troubling reality for the Empire. A revolt in the East led by Avidius Cassius failed to gain momentum and was suppressed immediately.
Marcus Aurelius' Stoic tome Meditations, written in Greek while on campaign between 170 and 180, is still revered as a literary monument to a philosophy of service and duty, describing how to find and preserve equanimity in the midst of conflict by following nature as a source of guidance and inspiration.