Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Monday, 11 August 2014

Marcus Aurelius

was a simple soul who tended to repeat himself:

Your happiness depends upon the quality of your thoughts.

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.

Our life is what our thoughts make it.

The soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts.

The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.


And so on.  In other words: Think Positively.
Not exactly profound...  But he also wrote:


The best revenge is to be unlike the person who injured you.

Abandon your sense of injury and injury itself disappears.

If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.

Abandon your sense of injury and injury itself will disappear.

There is no evil in nature.

The body and its parts are a river, the soul a dream and mist, life is warfare and a journey far from home, lasting reputation is oblivion.


and this (my favourite):

Death smiles at us all. Let us all smile back.

1 comment:

Karl said...

The Emperor certainly repeats himself, but the verities of life aren't that deep ultimately, and he is certainly refreshingly direct when composed to the endless and pointless verbosity and posturing of most contemporary philosopher. Also, Aurelius lived on the frontline of death and mortality and knew whereof he spoke. He is a man for all ages. I salute him!