Design Greatness - Marcus Aurelius Statue
Design Greatness - Marcus Aurelius
Design Greatness - Marcus Aurelius on Horse

Marcus Aurelius

“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.”


“If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance who is harmed.”


“I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than on the opinions of others.”


“Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil.”


“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”


“A man should be upright, not be kept upright.”


“It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.”


“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 aspires.


“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.”


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