Marcus Aurelius

The Meditations

Rachel Brown
Rachel Brownhas quoted5 years ago
The offender needs pity, not wrath; those who must needs be corrected, should be treated with tact and gentleness; and one must be always ready to learn better. 'The best kind of revenge is, not to become like unto them.'
Aida Shareepkhan
Aida Shareepkhanhas quotedlast year
death of earth is to be­come wa­ter, and the death of wa­ter is to be­come air, and the death of air is to be­come fire, and re­versely
Aida Shareepkhan
Aida Shareepkhanhas quotedlast year
But to be strong enough both to bear the one and to be sober in the other is the mark of a man who has a per­fect and in­vin­cible soul
Adina Beisenbekova
Adina Beisenbekovahas quoted4 years ago
To read with diligence; not to rest satisfied with a light and superficial knowledge
Rachel Brown
Rachel Brownhas quoted5 years ago
what the heart is full of, the man will do.
Rachel Brown
Rachel Brownhas quoted5 years ago
'No man is sufficient to himself,' says the Christian; 'we must bear together, help together, comfort together.
Sanzhar Surshanov
Sanzhar Surshanovhas quoted6 years ago
Is any man so foolish as to fear change, to which all things that
once were not owe their being
William Duran
William Duranhas quoted13 days ago
the of­fences which are com­mit­ted through de­sire are more blame­able than those which are com­mit­ted through an­ger.
William Duran
William Duranhas quoted14 days ago
father who was able to take away all pride from me, and to bring me to the know­ledge that it is pos­sible for a man to live in a palace without want­ing either guards or em­broidered dresses, or torches and statues, and such­like show
William Duran
William Duranhas quoted14 days ago
for he was a man who looked to what ought to be done, not to the repu­ta­tion which is got by a man’s acts.
William Duran
William Duranhas quoted14 days ago
He took a reas­on­able care of his body’s health, not as one who was greatly at­tached to life, nor out of re­gard to per­sonal ap­pear­ance, nor yet in a care­less way, but so that, through his own at­ten­tion, he very sel­dom stood in need of the phys­i­cian’s art or of medi­cine or ex­ternal ap­plic­a­tions.
Hasyemi Rafsanjani Asyari
Hasyemi Rafsanjani Asyarihas quoted24 days ago
Theo­phrastus, in his com­par­ison of bad acts—such a com­par­ison as one would make in ac­cord­ance with the com­mon no­tions of man­kind—says, like a true philo­sopher, that the of­fences which are com­mit­ted through de­sire are more blame­able than those which are com­mit­ted through an­ger. For he who is ex­cited by an­ger seems to turn away from reason with a cer­tain pain and un­con­scious con­trac­tion; but he who of­fends through de­sire, be­ing over­powered by pleas­ure, seems to be in a man­ner more in­tem­per­ate and more wo­man­ish in his of­fences. Rightly then, and in a way worthy of philo­sophy, he said that the of­fence which is com­mit­ted with pleas­ure is more blame­able than that which is com­mit­ted with pain; and on the whole the one is more like a per­son who has been first wronged and through pain is com­pelled to be angry; but the other is moved by his own im­pulse to do wrong, be­ing car­ried to­wards do­ing some­thing by de­sire.
Olgerd Rus
Olgerd Rushas quoted2 months ago
But then thou must also avoid be­ing car­ried about the other way.
Olgerd Rus
Olgerd Rushas quoted2 months ago
Give thy­self time to learn some­thing new and good, and cease to be whirled around.
Olgerd Rus
Olgerd Rushas quoted2 months ago
And that might be ap­plied to him which is re­cor­ded of So­crates,19 that he was able both to ab­stain from, and to en­joy, those things which many are too weak to ab­stain from, and can­not en­joy without ex­cess.
May Trinanda
May Trinandahas quoted2 months ago
my char­ac­ter re­quired im­prove­ment and dis­cip­line
May Trinanda
May Trinandahas quoted2 months ago
to have had good teach­ers at home, and to know that on such things a man should spend lib­er­ally
Miaww Studio
Miaww Studiohas quoted4 months ago
to en­dure free­dom of speech; and to have be­come in­tim­ate with philo­sophy; and to have been a hearer,
Miaww Studio
Miaww Studiohas quoted4 months ago
not to busy my­self about tri­fling things
Miaww Studio
Miaww Studiohas quoted4 months ago
From my gov­ernor, to be neither of the green nor of the blue party at the games in the Cir­cus, nor a par­tizan either of the Par­mu­larius or the Scutarius at the gla­di­at­ors’ fights; from him too I learned en­dur­ance of la­bour, and to want little, and to work with my own hands, and not to meddle with other people’s af­fairs, and not to be ready to listen to slander.
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