Zitat des Tages von Marcus Aurelius:
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.
Be content with what you are, and wish not change; nor dread your last day, nor long for it.
Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.
A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.
Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also.
The universal order and the personal order are nothing but different expressions and manifestations of a common underlying principle.
To the wise, life is a problem; to the fool, a solution.
Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely.
What springs from earth dissolves to earth again, and heaven-born things fly to their native seat.
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne.
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.
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
Each thing is of like form from everlasting and comes round again in its cycle.
Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else.
Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.
Each day provides its own gifts.
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.
Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Anger cannot be dishonest.
To live happily is an inward power of the soul.
Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too.
There is nothing happens to any person but what was in his power to go through with.
Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.
When thou art above measure angry, bethink thee how momentary is man's life.
Observe constantly that all things take place by change, and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are, and to make new things like them.
The act of dying is one of the acts of life.
The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away.
Because a thing seems difficult for you, do not think it impossible for anyone to accomplish.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.
Here is the rule to remember in the future, When anything tempts you to be bitter: not, 'This is a misfortune' but 'To bear this worthily is good fortune.'
He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.
Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself. Praise is no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise.
Tomorrow is nothing, today is too late; the good lived yesterday.
The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.