Category: Marcus Aurelius

“Do not copy the opinions of the arrogant, or let them dictate your own, but look at things in their true light.”

Marcus Aurelius – Meditations, IV, 11

“Many grains of incense fall on the same altar: one sooner, another later- it makes no difference.”

Marcus Aurelius – Meditations, IV, 15

“Live not as though there were a thousand years ahead of you. Fate is at your elbow; make yourself good while life and power are still yours.”

Marcus Aurelius – Meditations, IV, 17

“There is a river of creation, and time is a violent stream. As soon as one thing comes into sight, it is swept past and another is carried down: it too will be taken on its way.”

Marcus Aurelius Meditations 4:43

“Think always of the universe as one living creature, made of one substance and one soul: how all is absorbed into this one consciousness; how a single impulse governs all its actions; how all things collaborate in all that happens; the very web and mesh of it all.”

Marcus Aurelius Meditations 4:40

“Be like the headland, on which the waves dash themselves continually; but it stands fast, till about its base the boiling tide is lulled to rest.”

Marcus Aurelius The Stoic Creed (1907)

“The soul that rises with us, our life’s star,
Hath had elsewhere its setting
And cometh from afar.”

Marcus Aurelius

“Lives are reaped like ears of corn,
One is spared, another shorn.”

Marcus Aurelius 

When I made this blog it was just a place for me to put down quotes that I liked in my free time at work. Never in a hundred years back then would I have thought I’d reach the dizzying heights of 2,000 followers! I know I have not really ‘interacted’ so much, but I pay attention to all of these posts; what seems to connect, what doesn’t etc. I also see the small group of you who consistently see and like almost every post, and to you guys a special thankyou. I’m always happy to talk and engage if you send me a message, and by all means, let me know what does and does not resonate well with you. Tell me what you would like to see more and less of, and I will do my best to accommodate!

“It is not death that a man should fear, but rather never beginning to live.” – Marcus Aurelius