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Confine yourself to the present Marcus Aurelius

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If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it. Marcus Aurelius

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Your life is what your thoughts make it. Marcus Aurelius

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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

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

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He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe. Marcus Aurelius

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I have often wondered how it is everyone loves himself more than the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than the opinions of others. Marcus Aurelius

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

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Let not your mind run on what you lack as much as on what you have already. Marcus Aurelius

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How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it. Marcus Aurelius

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melsomers added "Take it that you have died today, and your life's story is ended; and henceforward regard what further time may be given you as an uncovenanted surplus, and live it out in harmony with nature." Auther Marcus Aurelius, Book Seven, 56.

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Remember that very little is needed to make a happy life. Marcus Aurelius

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Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight. Marcus Aurelius

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The art of living is more like that of wrestling than of dancing; the main thing is to stand firm and be ready for an unseen attack. Marcus Aurelius

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Every man's life lies within the present; for the past is spent and done with, and the future is uncertain. Marcus Aurelius

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The wise man sees in the misfortune of others what he should avoid. Marcus Aurelius

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Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last. Marcus Aurelius

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A man's life is what his thoughts make of it. Marcus Aurelius

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Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart. Marcus Aurelius

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Do every act of your life as if it were your last. Marcus Aurelius

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Let men see, let them know, a real man, who lives as he was meant to live. Marcus Aurelius

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Live not as though there were a thousand years ahead of you. Fate is at your elbow; make yourself good while life and power are still yours. Marcus Aurelius

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To live happily is an inward power of the soul. Marcus Aurelius

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Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from desires that make us their puppets, and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service of the flesh. Marcus Aurelius

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Everything that exists is in a manner the seed of that which will be. Marcus Aurelius