Marcus Aurelius Quotes (255 quotes)
“And thou wilt give thyself relief, if thou doest every act of thy life as if it were the last.”
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsMarcus Aurelius
Born: April 26, 121
Died: March 17, 180 (aged 58)
Bio: Marcus Aurelius, was Roman Emperor from CE 161 to 180. He ruled with Lucius Verus as co-emperor from 161 until Verus' death in 169. He was the last of the Five Good Emperors, and is also considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers. During his reign, the Empire defeated a revitalized Parthian Empire; Aurelius' general Avidius Cassius sacked the capital Ctesiphon in 164.
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“In relation to God, we are like a thief who has burgled the house of a kindly householder and been allowed to keep some of the gold. From the point of view of the lawful owner this gold is a gift; Form the point of view of the burglar it is a theft. He must go and give it back. It is the same with our existence. We have stolen a little of God's being to make it ours. God has made us a gift of it. But we have stolen it. We must return it.”