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"In conformity to the nature of the universe every single thing is accomplished."




look at the thing itself


Observe how ephemeral and worthless human bodies are.

What was yesterday a body tomorrow will be ashes.

Pass then through this little space of time in conformance with nature, and end thy journey contented, just as an olive falls off when it is ripe, blessing nature who produced it, and thanking the tree on which it grew.

Whether the universe is a concourse of atoms, or nature is a system, let this first be established, that I am a part of the whole which is governed by nature.

I am intimately related to the parts which are of the same category as myself.

By remembering, then, that I am a part of such a whole, I shall be content with everything that happens.

Observe constantly that all things take place by change, and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are and to make new things.

How many a Socrates, how many an Epictetus has time swallowed up?

Nature which governs the whole will soon change all things which thou seest, and out of their substance will make other things, and again other things from the substance of them, in order that existence may be ever new.

Nature delights in change, and in obedience to her all things are done for everything that exists is the seed of that which will be.

And those who do not observe the movements of their own minds must of necessity be unhappy.



a noble life

"He who transgresses nature, is clearly guilty of impiety towards the highest divinity."

When thou art troubled about anything, thou hast forgotten this, that all things happen according to the universal nature.

A man's wrongful act is nothing; everything which happens, always happened so and will happen so, and now happens so everywhere.

Close is the kinship between an individual man and the whole human race, for it is a community.

Every man's intelligence is in flux and rises or falls accordingly to nature.

Nothing is a man's own, his body and his very soul came from nature.

Take notice of the past and trust the future to providence.

Be content with life, for nature designed it for thee and thee for it.

If you are delighted with what is shown on the stage, you should not be troubled with that which takes place on the larger stage.

Make for thyself a definition or description of all objects so as to see distinctly what kind of a thing it is in substance, in essence, in complete whole.

Tell thyself its proper name, and the names of the things of which it has been compounded, and into which it will be resolved.

Nothing is so productive of elevation of mind as to be able to examine methodically and truly every object.

To care for all men is according to man's nature.

A man should embrace the opinion of those who confessedly live in accord with nature.

Remeber even though man is a rational animal when men disagree let them not drive thee from thy benevolent feelings towards them.

Be not disgusted, nor discouraged, nor dissatisfied, if thou dost not succeed in doing everything according to right principles; but when thou hast failed, return back again, and be content.

Anyone is afraid of an operation of nature, he is a child.

Short is the little which remains to thee of life.

Live as if on a mountain.

It makes no difference whether a man lives there or here, he lives everywhere.
Let men see, let them know a real man who lives according to nature.

Consider thyself to be dead, to have completed thy life up to the present time.

Live according to nature the remainder of thy life.



stoic philospher

Marcus Aurelius

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