Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus was a Roman emperor from 161 to 180 and a Stoic philosopher. He was the last of the rulers known as the Five Good Emperors.
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Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.
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.
Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.
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.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts; therefore guard accordingly.
Nothing happens to anybody which he is not fitted by nature to bear.
Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.
It was for the best, so Nature had no choice but to do it.
The whole universe is change and life itself is but what you deem it.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
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