It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. ~Marcus Aurelius
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. ~Marcus Aurelius
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
Do every act of your life as if it were your last. ~ Marcus Aurelius
Our life is what our thoughts make it. ~ Marcus Aurelius
The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away. ~ Marcus Aurelius
Whatever the universal nature assigns to any man at any time is for the good of that man at that time. ~ Marcus Aurelius
I’m in a bit of a contemplative mood this afternoon and was reading some wonderful quotes from Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 161-180. According to Encyclopedia Brittanica, his work “The Meditations, the thoughts of a philosopher-king, have been considered by many generations one of the great books of all times.” I wasn’t really looking for a history lesson today, but I think there is much wisdom in his words. I hope you enjoy them too.
The photo was taken while I was inside the Colosseum in Rome, looking out over the city. I thought a view from Rome would be a nice complement to Marcus Aurelius’ words! 🙂