Marcus Aurelius was Roman emperor from 161 to 180, but more importantly for our purposes here, a stoic philosopher. The quotes you are about to read were not intended for your eyes, they were a private diary. They are useful stories, ideas, and maxims that Aurelius reflected upon in order to help him live a better life.
Ideas, aka quotes, that survive show they are practical. How do we know this? Not only the quotes survive, but more importantly, the people who use them and pass them to us have survived.
There are man forgotten philosophers. We remember Socrates quotes and ideas for a reason. The following Socrates quotes will show you why…
To do anything to a high level, it has to be total obsession.
Winner focus on winning. Losers focus on winners.
At the end of the day, you’ve gotta feel some way. So why not feel unbeatable? Why not feel untouchable?
There’s people that focus on the game and forget about the art. There’s that specific individual that can do both.
People are so caught in a routine, doing the same things over and over.
The thing about the truth is, not a lot of people can handle it.
The way to do is to be.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
To see things in the seed, that is genius.
All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.
People in their handlings of affairs often fail when they are about to succeed. If one remains as careful at the end as he was at the beginning, there will be no failure.