Marcus Aurelius

We ought to do good to others as simply and naturally as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne. - Marcus Aurelius

Thou must be like a promontory of the sea, against which, though the waves beat continually, yet it both itself stands, and about it are those swelling waves stilled and quieted. - Marcus Aurelius

Nowhere does a man retire with more quiet or freedom than into his own soul. - Marcus Aurelius

Live not one's life as though one had a thousand years, but live each day as the last.  - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong as its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away. - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Look beneath the surface; let not the several quality of a thing nor its worth escape thee. - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also. - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

The true worth of a man is to be measured by the objects he pursues. - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

The happiness of you life depends on the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notion unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature. - Marcus Aurelius Antonnus