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Quote Left The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature. Quote Right
Quote Left How much time he gains who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks, but only at what he does himself, to make it just and holy. Quote Right
Quote Left Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear. Quote Right
Quote Left Be not careless in deeds, nor confused in words, nor rambling in thought. Quote Right
Quote Left Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks. Quote Right
Quote Left A man does not sin by commission only, but often by ommission. Quote Right
Quote Left Forward, as occasion offers. Never look round to see whether any shall note it.... Be satisfied with success in even the smallest matter, and think that even such a result is no trifle. Quote Right
Quote Left All is ephemeral,--fame and the famous as well. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left To refrain from imitation is the best revenge. Quote Right
Quote Left Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears. Quote Right
Quote Left How ridiculous and unrealistic is the man who is astonished at anything that happens in life. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Life is a warfare and a stranger's sojourn, and after fame is oblivion. Quote Right
Quote Left Deem not life a thing of consequence. For look at the yawning void of the future, and at that other limitless space, the past. Quote Right
Quote Left A little flesh, a little breath, and a Reason to rule all - that is myself. Quote Right
Quote Left My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, Commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next. Quote Right
Quote Left A candour affected is a dagger concealed. Quote Right
Quote Left No form of Nature is inferior to Art for the arts merely imitate natural forms. Quote Right
Quote Left By a tranquil mind I mean nothing else than a mind well ordered. Quote Right
Quote Left A man does not sin by commission only, but often by omission. Quote Right
Quote Left Remember that very little is needed to make a happy life. Quote Right
Quote Left Where life is possible at all, a right life is possible; life in a palace is possible; therefore even in a palace a right life is possible. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left As for life, it is a battle and a sojourning in a strange land but the fame that comes after is oblivion. Quote Right
Quote Left All the blessings which you pray to obtain hereafter could be yours today, if you did not deny them to yourself. Quote Right
Quote Left All is ephemeral--fame and the famous as well. Quote Right
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