Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius quotes

Quotes by and about Marcus Aurelius

(Continued from his main entry on the site.)

Aurelius: "Love the art ... that you have learned and be content with it."

Aurelius: "Begin every morning by saying to yourself, 'Today I shall meet ... the ungrateful, the arrogant, the deceitful, and the envious. ... I have seen the nature of ... the wrongdoer and that it is akin to mine. ... I cannot ... be angry with my kinsman, nor hate him.'"

Aurelius: "It is characteristic of the human being to perceive that he is working in a social manner, and indeed to wish that his social partner also should perceive it."

Aurelius: "How have you behaved so far to ... your parents, brethren, children, teachers, to those who looked after you in your infancy, to your friends [and] kinsfolk? Consider if you have ... behaved to all in such a way that this may be said of you: ... 'He never wronged a man in deed or word.'"

Aurelius: "Let it make no difference whether you are cold or warm, as long as you are doing your duty."

Aurelius: "I do my duty: other things trouble me not."

Aurelius: "Behave in a social spirit."

Bertrand Russell: "It is remarkable that Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius are completely at one on all philosophical questions ."