Category: marcus aurelius

How the mind conducts itself. It all depends o…

How the mind conducts itself. It all depends on that.“
Marcus Aurelius

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“Don’t waste the rest of your time here worrying about other people—unless it affects the common good. It will keep you from doing anything useful. You’ll be too preoccupied with what so-and-so is doing, and why, and what they’re saying, and what they’re thinking, and what they’re up to, and all the other things that throw you off and keep you from focusing on your own mind.”

— Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Forget everything else. Keep hold of this alon…

Forget everything else. Keep hold of this alone and remember it: Each of us lives only now, this brief instant. The rest has been lived already, or is impossible to see. The span we live is small – small as the corner of the earth in which we live it. Small as even the greatest renown, passed from mouth-to-mouth by short-lived stick figures, ignorant alike of themselves and those long dead.

“Be content to seem what you really are.”

“Be content to seem what you really are.”

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations (via philosophybits)