Thursday, 10 June 2010

Marcus Aurelius

Some quotes from his book"Meditations":

"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"

"Your life is what your thoughts make it"

"Everything harmonizes with me, which is harmonious to thee, O Universe. Nothing for me is too early or too late, which is in due time for thee. There is one light of the sun, though it is interrupted by walls, mountains and infinite other things. There is one common substance, though it is distributed among countless bodies which have their several qualities. There is one soul, though it is distributed among several natures and individual limitations. There is one intelligent soul, though it seems to be divided."

(Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome, born on the year 121- died on the year 180)

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