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  • Take away your opinion, and then there is taken away the complaint, 'I have been harmed.' Take away the complaint, 'I have been harmed,' and the harm is taken away.
    (Marcus Aurelius)

  • Consider that thou dost not even understand whether men are doing wrong or not, for many things are done with a certain reference to circumstance. And, in short, a man must learn a great deal to enable him to pass a correct judgment on another man's acts.
    (Marcus Aurelius)

  • Everything that exists is in a manner the seed of that which will be.
    (Marcus Aurelius)

  • When men are inhuman, take care not to feel towards them as they do towards other humans
    (Marcus Aurelius)

  • The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious.
    (Marcus Aurelius)


  • To live happily is an inward power of the soul.
    (Marcus Aurelius)

  • Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil.
    (Marcus Aurelius)

  • The act of dying is one of the acts of life.
    (Marcus Aurelius)

  • Let men see, let them know, a real man, who lives as he was meant to live.
    (Marcus Aurelius)

  • Take full account of what excellencies which you possess, and in gratitude remember how you would hanker after them, if you had them not.
    (Marcus Aurelius)

  • Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear.
    (Marcus Aurelius)

  • A man's worth is no greater than his ambitions.
    (Marcus Aurelius)

  • The present joys of life we doubly taste by looking back with pleasure on the past
    (Marcus Aurelius)

  • When the crowd of your admirers is shouting, Bravo Hear, hear it is not you, Pomponius, but your dinner that is eloquent
    (Marcus Aurelius)

  • As the same fire assumes different shapes When it consumes objects differing in shape, So does the one Self take the shape Of every creature in whom he is present.
    (Marcus Aurelius)


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