Quotes and Maxims

Philosophical Quote – Little nugget of wisdom.

Maxim – “Generally, any simple and memorable rule or guide for living”


Objective judgement, now at this very moment,
Unselfish action, now at this very moment,
Willing acceptance, now at this very moment, of all external events.
That is all you need.
– Marcus Aurelius

At daybreak, when reluctant to rise, have this thought ready in your mind: ‘I am getting up to do a human being’s work.
– Marcus Aurelius

Some things are within your power, and some are not.

Misfortune nobly born is good fortune.
-Marcus Aurelius

You have power over your mind, not outside events
-Marcus Aurelius

Plenty of Quotes from Marcus Aurelius:

A LOT more Stoic Maxims:


When a man finds that it is his destiny to suffer, he will have to accept his suffering as his task; his single and unique task. He will have to acknowledge the fact that even in suffering he is unique and alone in the universe. No one can relieve him of his suffering or suffer in his place. His unique opportunity lies in the way in which he bears his burden.
– Viktor E. Frankl