Marcus Aurelius


The opinion of 10,000 men is of no value if none of them know anything about the subject. -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. -Marcus Aurelius


It never ceases to amaze me: we all love ourselves more than other people, but care more about their opinions than our own. -Marcus Aurelius


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? - Marcus Aurelius


Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them. -Marcus Aurelius


Our anger and annoyance are more detrimental to us than the things themselves which anger or annoy us. -Marcus Aurelius


The inner master, when confronted with an obstacle, uses it as fuel, like a fire which consumes things that are thrown into it. -Marcus Aurelius


Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. -Marcus Aurelius


Adapt yourself to the life you have been given; and truly love the people with whom destiny has surrounded you. -Marcus Aurelius


The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature. -Marcus Aurelius