Marcus Aurelius was the emperor of Rome from 161-180 AD and the stoic philosopher. He was known as a great leader. We can learn from his stoicism in order to live a better life. Here are 16 of the best Marcus Aurelius quotes about happiness.
Marcus Aurelius Quotes On Happiness
#1 “The happiness of your life depends upon the thoughts” – Marcus Aurelius
#2 “Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.” -Marcus Aurelius
#3 “Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them” -Marcus Aurelius
#4 “You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” -Marcus Aurelius
#5 “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” -Marcus Aurelius
#6 “If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” -Marcus Aurelius
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#7 “When you arise in the morning, think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love.” -Marcus Aurelius
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#8 “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.” -Marcus Aurelius
#9 “When another blames you or hates you, or people voice similar criticisms, go to their souls, penetrate inside and see what sort of people they are. You will realize that there is no need to be racked with anxiety that they should hold any particular opinion about you.” – Marcus Aurelius
#10 “The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.” -Marcus Aurelius
#11 “It never ceases to amaze me: we all love ourselves more than other people, but care more about their opinion than our own.” -Marcus Aurelius
#12 “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.” -Marcus Aurelius.
13. “ To live happily is an inward power of the soul.” -Marcus Aurelius
#14 “Happiness is no other than soundness and perfection of mind.” -Marcus Aurelius
#15 “The happiness of those who want to be popular depends on others; the happiness of those who seek pleasure fluctuates with moods outside their control; but the happiness of the wise grows out of their own free acts.” – Marcus Aurelius
Hope you enjoyed reading the 16 best happiness quotes by Marcus Aurelius.