20 Marcus Aurelius Quotes that will change your life

Marcus Aurelius was the youngest Roman Emperor and is also known as one of the “Five Good Emperors”. Aurelius was born April 26, 121 in Rome and died March 17, 180 in Vienna. Aurelius was born Marcus Annius Catilius Severus, and at marriage took the name Marcus Annius Verus. When he was named Emperor, he was given the name Marcus Aurelius Antoninus; “Aurelius” means “golden.” His uncle Antoninus Pius adopted him as a son and designated him his successor on February 25, 138, when Marcus was only seventeen years of age.

As you all are probably well aware by now, Marcus Aurelius is a great inspiration to what i do and how i live my life. Our site is built on the back of the Philosophy he embodied and immortalised in his book ‘Meditations’ (Which you can find below for free!).


The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. Click To Tweet


When you arise in the morning, think of what a privilege it is to be alive to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. Click To Tweet


Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look. Click To Tweet


Do not indulge in dreams of having what you have not, but reckon up the chief of the blessings you do possess, and then thankfully remember how you would crave for them if they were not yours. Click To Tweet


The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding one self in the ranks of the insane. Click To Tweet


Here is a rule to remember in future, when anything tempts you to feel bitter: not this is misfortune, but to bear this worthily is good fortune. Click To Tweet


Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs? Click To Tweet


Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destinYou don’t have to turn this into something. It doesn’t have to upset you. Click To Tweet


To live a good life: We have the potential for it. If we learn to be indifferent to what makes no difference. Click To Tweet


Think of yourself as dead. You have lived your life. Now take what’s left and live it properly. Click To Tweet


Death smiles at us all, but all a man can do is smile back. Click To Tweet


The best revenge is not to be like your enemy. Click To Tweet


Your mind will take the shape of what you frequently hold in thought, for the human spirit is coloured by such impressions. Click To Tweet


The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way. Click To Tweet


You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realise this, and you will find strength. Click To Tweet


It is not death that a man should fear. But he should fear never beginning to live. Click To Tweet


Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present. Click To Tweet


Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking. Click To Tweet


Loss is nothing else but change, and change is nature’s delight. Click To Tweet


A mans true delight is to do the things he was made for. Click To Tweet

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