January 8th, 2011

if it’s good enough for you, it’s good enough for me, Universe

Marcus Aurelius

  • “Get rid of the judgement, get rid of the ‘I am hurt,’ you are rid of the hurt itself.”
  • “Everything is right for me, which is right for you, O Universe. Nothing for me is too early or too late, which comes in due time for you. Everything is fruit to me which your seasons bring, O Nature. From you are all things, in you are all things, to you all things return.”
  • “How ridiculous and how strange to be surprised at anything which happens in life!”
  • “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” .
  • Seneca the Younger

  • “That which Fortune has not given, she cannot take away.”
  • “Let Nature deal with matter, which is her own, as she pleases; let us be cheerful and brave in the face of everything, reflecting that it is nothing of our own that perishes.”
  • The wikipedia page for Stoicism has some nice quotes to illustrate the philosophy. Those above are just a selection of ones I like most.

    Addendum: Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations is online.


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