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 Marcus Aurelius Antoninus - “Whatever is in any way beautiful has its source of beauty in itself, and is complete in itself praise forms no part of it.”
 Marcus Aurelius Antoninus - “Dress not thy thoughts in too fine a raiment. And be not a man of superfluous words or superfluous deeds.”
 Marcus Aurelius Antoninus - “Let it be your constant method to look into the design of people's actions, and see what they would be at, as often as it is practicable and to make this custom the more significant, practice it first upon yourself.”
 Marcus Aurelius Antoninus - “Never esteem anything as of advantage to thee that shall make thee break thy word or lose thy self-respect.”
 Marcus Aurelius Antoninus - “If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.”
 Marcus Aurelius Antoninus - “At day's first light have in readiness, against disinclination to leave your bed, the thought that 'I am rising for the work of man.'”
 Marcus Aurelius Antoninus - “Our wills are ours, to make them Thine.”
 Marcus Aurelius Antoninus - “Death hangs over thee, While thou still live, while thou may, do good.”
 Marcus Aurelius Antoninus - “Be not as one that hath ten thousand years to live death is nigh at hand while thou livest, while thou hast time, be good.”
 Marcus Aurelius Antoninus - “As surgeons keep their instruments and knives always at hand for cases requiring immediate treatment, so shouldst thou have thy thoughts ready to understand things divine and human, remembering in thy every act, even the smallest, how close is the bond that unites the two.”
 Marcus Aurelius Antoninus - “By a tranquil mind I mean nothing else than a mind well ordered.”
 Marcus Aurelius Antoninus - “In mans life, time is but a moment being, a flux sense is dim the material frame corruptible soul, an eddy of breath fortune a thing inscrutable, and fame precarious.”
 Marcus Aurelius Antoninus - “A man's life is what his thoughts make of it. Our life is what our thoughts make it.”
 Marcus Aurelius Antoninus - “This Being of mine, whatever it really is, consists of a little flesh, a little breath, and the part which governs.”
 Marcus Aurelius Antoninus - “Things that have a common quality ever quickly seek their kind.”
 Marcus Aurelius Antoninus - “Every man's life lies within the present for the past is spent and done with, and the future is uncertain.”
 Marcus Aurelius Antoninus - “Remember that what pulls the strings is the force hidden within there lies the power to persuade, there the life, there, if one must speak out, the real man.”
 Marcus Aurelius Antoninus - “As for life, it is a battle and a sojourning in a strange land but the fame that comes after is oblivion.”
 Marcus Aurelius Antoninus - “Man must be arched and buttressed from within, else the temple wavers to the dust.”
 Marcus Aurelius Antoninus - “Look well into thyself there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.”
 Marcus Aurelius Antoninus - “I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions ofhimself than on the opinions of others.”
 Marcus Aurelius Antoninus - “Remember how often you have postponed minding your interest, and let slip those opportunities the gods have given you. It is now high time to consider what sort of world you are part of, and from what kind of governor of it you are descended that you have a set period assigned you to act in, and unless you improve it to brighten and compose your thoughts, it will quickly run off with you, and be lost beyond recovery.”
 Marcus Aurelius Antoninus - “In the morning, when you are sluggish about getting up, let this thought be present 'I am rising to a man's work.'”
 Marcus Aurelius Antoninus - “If it is not right, do not do it if it is not true, do not say it.”
 Marcus Aurelius Antoninus - “Men seek out retreats for themselves in the country, by the seaside, on the moutains ... But all this is unphilosophical to the last degree ... when thou canst at a moment's notice retire into thyself.”

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