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Marcus Antoninus Aurelius
(26 Apr 0121 - 17 Mar 0180)

Roman emperor and philosopher who rule lasted from 161 to 180 A.D. He was one of the most eminent of Stoic philosophers, and left a collection of his moral ideas in his Meditations. These were in the form of disjointed notes made sporadically, rather than an organized system of philosophy.

Science Quotes by Marcus Antoninus Aurelius (7 quotes)

Death is a release from the impressions of sense, and from impulses that make us their puppets, from the vagaries of the mind, and the hard service of the flesh.
— Marcus Antoninus Aurelius
Meditations, VI, 28.
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Either an ordered Universe or a medley heaped together mechanically but still an order; or can order subsist in you and disorder in the Whole! And that, too, when all things are so distinguished and yet intermingled and sympathetic.
— Marcus Antoninus Aurelius
A. S. L. Farquharson (ed.), The Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Antoninus Aurelius (1944), Vol. I, Book IV, 63.
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Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.
— Marcus Antoninus Aurelius
Meditations. In Jehiel Keeler Hoyt, The Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations (1896), 326.
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Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.
— Marcus Antoninus Aurelius
Meditations.
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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 like them.
— Marcus Antoninus Aurelius
In (George Long, trans.), The Thoughts of the Emperor M. Aurelius Antoninus (1869), 101.
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Tranquility is nothing else than the good ordering of the mind.
— Marcus Antoninus Aurelius
Meditations, IV, 3.
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What does not benefit the hive is no benefit to the bee.
— Marcus Antoninus Aurelius
A. S. L. Farquharson (ed.), The Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Antoninus Aurelius (1944), Vol. I, Book VI, 119.
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