It is worthwhile to live and fight courageously for sacred ideals.
It is worthwhile to liveand fight courageouslyfor sacred ideals.O blow ye evil windsinto my body's firemy soul you'll never unravel.Even though disappointed a thousand timesor fallen in the fightand everything would worthless seem,I have lived amidst eternity -Be grateful, my soul -My life was worth
Misfortune nobly born is good fortune.
Life is short. That's all there is to say. Get what you can from the present - thoughtfully, justly.
A man's worth is no greater than his ambitions.
The soul is dyed by the thoughts. Dye it then, with a continuous series of such thoughts as these - that where a man can live, there - if he will - he can also live well.
Death, like birth, is one of nature's mysteries, the combining of primal elements and dissolving of the same into the same.
Depart then satisfied, for he also who releases thee is satisfied.
Am I doing anything? I do it with reference to the good of mankind. Does anything happen to me? I receive it and refer it to the gods, and the source of all things, from which all that happens is derived.
I can at once become happy anywhere, for he is happy who has found himself a happy lot. In a word, happiness lies all in the functions of reason, in warrantable desires and virtuous practice.
Let men see, let them know, a real man, who lives as he was meant to live. Marcus Aure
The things... which are proper to the understanding no other man is used to impede, for neither fire, nor iron, nor tyrant, nor abuse, touches it in any way. When it has been made a sphere, it continues a sphere.
Don't be ashamed to need help. Like a soldier storming a wall, you have a mission to accomplish. And if you've been wounded and you need a comrade to pull you up? So what?
Failure to read what is happening in another's soul is not easily seen as a cause of unhappiness: but those who fail to attend the motions of their own soul are necessarily unhappy.
Anger cannot be dishonest. Marcus Aureliu
When you find an unwillingness to rise early in the morning, endeavor to rouse your faculties, and act up to your kind, and consider that you have to do the business of a man; and that action is both beneficial and the end of your being.
...in the ways of Nature there is no evil to be found.
People generally despise where they flatter, and cringe to those they would gladly overtop; so that truth and ceremony are two things.
Try to live the life of the good man who is more than content with what is allocated to him.
Why should any of these things that happen externally distract thee? Give thyself leisure to learn some good thing: cease roving to and fro.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury. Marcus Aure
Take it that you have died today, and your life's story is ended; and henceforward regard what future time may be given you as uncovenanted surplus, and live it out in harmony with nature.