Marcus Aurelius(April 26, 121 – March 17, 180) was the Emperor of Rome from 161 until 180. He was known as “the philosopher” for his interests in Stoic philosophy.
Here are Marcus Aurelius’s top ten most inspirational quotes:
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
It is not death a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
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.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.
Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.
The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away.
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.
Thank you Marcus Aurelius!
- He was co-emperor with his brother Lucius Verus and later with his son Commodus.
- He wrote Meditations, the books on his thoughts and on Stoic philosophy.
- Meditations is regarded as one of the best books on philosophy ever written.
What are some of your favorite quotes?