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
Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight.
Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word...
Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil.
Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from desires that make...
That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees.
Where a man can live, he can also live well.
Men exist for the sake of one another.
Life is a warfare and a stranger's sojourn, and after fame is oblivion.
He does not write at all whose poems no man reads
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly,...
Begin - to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this,...
There is nothing happens to any person but what was in his power to go...
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
As the same fire assumes different shapes When it consumes objects differing in shape, So...
The universal order and the personal order are nothing but different expressions and manifestations of...
Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst
You are pretty - we know it; and young - it's true; and rich -...
The act of dying is one of the acts of life.
Perhaps there are none more lazy, or more truly ignorant, than your everlasting readers.
Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.