A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man…
Quote by Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius Quotes
You are pretty - we know it; and young - it's true; and rich -...
Never esteem anything as of advantage to thee that shall make thee break thy word...
The act of dying is one of the acts of life.
A man's worth is no greater than his ambitions.
Perhaps there are none more lazy, or more truly ignorant, than your everlasting readers.
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely...
Cinna wishes to seem poor, and is poor
Each thing is of like form from everlasting and comes round again in its cycle.
Each day provides its own gifts
Let men see, let them know, a real man, who lives as he was meant...
Where a man can live, he can also live well.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but...
Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight.
Nothing is evil which is according to nature.
It is false to say that you are a vicious man, Zoilus; you are not...
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from desires that make...
Do every act of your life as if it were your last.