“Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.”
Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius

Quotes on Life, Death and Love:

To love only what happens, what was destined. No greater harmony.
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.
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature’s delight.
Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil.
It never ceases to amaze me: we all love ourselves more than other people, but care more about their opinion than our own.
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
Do not act as if you had ten thousand years to throw away. Death stands at your elbow. Be good for something while you live and it is in your power.
Time is a river, a violent current of events, glimpsed once and already carried past us, and another follows and is done.
A person’s worth is measured by the worth of what he values.

"Do every act of your life as though it were the very last act of your life."

Quotes on happiness:

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Though you break your heart, men will go on as before.
Remember that very little is needed to make a happy life.
Pleasures, when they go beyond a certain limit, are but punishments.
To live the good life: We have the potential for it. If we can learn to be indifferent to what makes no difference.
It’s silly to try to escape other people’s faults. They are inescapable. Just try to escape your own.
Think of yourself as dead. You have lived your life. Now take what’s left and live it properly.
You’re better off not giving the small things more time than they deserve.



Marcus Aurelius was a Roman emperor and a Stoic philosopher. He reigned from 161 to 180. Before that, he served as Roman consul in 140, 145, and 161.

Marcus acquired the reputation of a philosopher-king in his lifetime, and the title would remain after his death. Marcus was on a campaign between 170 and 180. During that period, he wrote a book, Meditations, in Greek as a source for his guidance and self-improvement. The book is a significant source of the modern understanding of ancient Stoic philosophy. It has been praised by fellow writers, philosophers, monarchs, and politicians centuries after his death. The book is admired by prominent names like John Stuart Mill, Goethe, Wen Jiabao and Bill Clinton.

The Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius is now located in the Capitoline Museums of Rome. It is the only Roman equestrian statue which has survived into the modern period.