7 Quotes By Marcus Aurelius To Guide You Through Difficult Times

This advice from a great Roman emperor will help you to overcome your life challenges with wisdom and tranquility.

Luke B.
Luke B.
Mar 17, 2020 · 10 min read
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“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.”

“Because the whole is damaged if you cut away anything — anything at all — from its continuity and its coherence. Not only its parts, but its purposes. And that’s what you’re doing when you complain: hacking and destroying.”

“Choose not to be harmed — and you won’t feel harmed. Don’t feel harmed — and you haven’t been.”

“And above all, that it accepts death in a cheerful spirit, as nothing but the dissolution of the elements from which each living thing is composed.”

“When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: The people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous, and surly. They are like this because they can’t tell good from evil.”

“People who are excited by posthumous fame forget that the people who remember them will soon die too. And those after them in turn. Until their memory, passed from one to another like a candle flame, gutters and goes out.”

“Doctors keep their scalpels and other instruments handy, for emergencies. Keep your philosophy ready too — ready to understand heaven and earth.”

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Luke B.

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Luke B.

Classical musician, passionate meditator, and co-host of the podcast and blog Exploring Kodawari. https://exploringkodawari.blog/

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Luke B.

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Classical musician, passionate meditator, and co-host of the podcast and blog Exploring Kodawari. https://exploringkodawari.blog/

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