Last weeks post offered a quote from Marcus Aurelius, which I never heard of or, more likely, didn’t remember from high school history. I looked him up on the internet and he was Emperor of Rome from 161 to 180 and had some cool quotes. Sounds like he was pretty far ahead of the self help movement.

 

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.
The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.