Marcus Aurelius Quotes (255 quotes)
“I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than on the opinions of others.”
The Thoughts of the Emperor M. Aurelius Antoninus (1927 edition), Taylor & Francis
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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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