"It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Marcus Aurelius on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Marcus Aurelius on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Marcus Aurelius on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Marcus Aurelius on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Marcus Aurelius on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it."
"Anger cannot be dishonest."
"The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing."
"When thou art above measure angry, bethink thee how momentary is man's life."
"Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself. Praise is no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise."