A stoic quote by Marcus Aurelius from Meditations, XI.18

Consider that you also do many things wrong, and that you are a man like others; and even if you do abstain from certain faults, still you have the disposition to commit them, though either through cowardice, or concern about reputation, or some such mean motive, you abstain from such faults. ― Marcus Aurelius Meditations, XI.18

A stoic quote by Marcus Aurelius from Meditations, XI.27

The Pythagoreans bid us in the morning look to the heavens that we may be reminded of those bodies that continually do the same things and in the same manner perform their work, and also be reminded of their purity and nudity. For there is no veil over a star. ― Marcus Aurelius Meditations, XI.27

A stoic quote by Marcus Aurelius from Meditations, XI.5

What is your art? To be good. And how is this accomplished well except by general principles, some about the nature of the universe, and others about the proper constitution of man? ― Marcus Aurelius Meditations, XI.5

A stoic quote by Marcus Aurelius from Meditations, XII.1

If you shall be afraid not because you must some time cease to live, but if you shall fear never to have begun to live according to nature—then you will be a man worthy of the universe that has produced you, and you will cease to be a stranger in your native land. ― Marcus Aurelius Meditations, XII.1

A stoic quote by Marcus Aurelius from Meditations, XII.21

Consider that before long you will be nobody and nowhere, nor will any of the things exist that you now see, nor any of those who are now living. For all things are formed by nature to change and be turned and to perish in order that other things in continuous succession may exist. ― Marcus Aurelius Meditations, XII.21

A stoic quote by Marcus Aurelius from Meditations, XII.3

You are composed of three things: body, breath (life), intelligence. Of these the first two are yours insofar as it is your duty to take care of them; but the third alone is truly yours. ― Marcus Aurelius Meditations, XII.3

A stoic quote by Marcus Aurelius from Meditations, XII.32

How small a part of the boundless and unfathomable time is assigned to every man! For it is very soon swallowed up in the eternal. And how small a part of the whole substance! And how small a part of the universal soul! And on what a small clod of the whole earth you creep! ― Marcus Aurelius Meditations, XII.32

A stoic quote by Marcus Aurelius from Meditations, XII.9

In the application of your principles you must be like the pancratiast, not like the gladiator. For the latter lays aside the blade he uses, and takes it up again, but the former always has his hand and needs only to clench it. ― Marcus Aurelius Meditations, XII.9