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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Marcus Aurelius. (121–180) (continued)
 
changes to accord with what can be done and what is given it to do.
          Meditations. iv. 1.
9013
    Let no act be done at haphazard, nor otherwise than according to the finished rules that govern its kind.
          Meditations. iv. 2.
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    By a tranquil mind I mean nothing else than a mind well ordered.
          Meditations. iv. 3.
9015
    Think on this doctrine,—that reasoning beings were created for one another’s sake; that to be patient is a branch of justice, and that men sin without intending it.
          Meditations. iv. 3.
9016
    The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.
          Meditations. iv. 3.
9017
    Nothing can come out of nothing, any more than a thing can go back to nothing.
          Meditations. iv. 4.
9018
    Death, like generation, is a secret of Nature.
          Meditations. iv. 5.
9019
    That which makes the man no worse than he was makes his life no worse: it has no power to harm, without or within.
          Meditations. iv. 8.
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    Whatever happens at all happens as it should; thou wilt find this true, if thou shouldst watch narrowly.
          Meditations. iv. 10.
9021
    Many the lumps of frankincense on the same altar; one falls there early and another late, but it makes no difference.
          Meditations. iv. 15.
9022
    Be not as one that hath ten thousand years to live; death is nigh at hand: while thou livest, while thou hast time, be good.
          Meditations. iv. 17.
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    How much time he gains who does not look to see what his neighbour says or does or thinks, but only at what he does himself, to make it just and holy.
          Meditations. iv. 18.
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    Whatever is in any way beautiful hath its source of beauty in itself, and is complete in itself; praise forms no part of it. So it is none the worse nor the better for being praised.
          Meditations. iv. 20.
 

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