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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Marcus Aurelius. (121–180) (continued)
 
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    If any man can convince me and bring home to me that I do not think or act aright, gladly will I change; for I search after truth, by which man never yet was harmed. But he is harmed who abideth on still in his deception and ignorance.
          Meditations. vi. 21.
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    Death,—a stopping of impressions through the senses, and of the pulling of the cords of motion, and of the ways of thought, and of service to the flesh.
          Meditations. vi. 28.
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    Suit thyself to the estate in which thy lot is cast.
          Meditations. vi. 39.
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    What is not good for the swarm is not good for the bee.
          Meditations. vi. 54.
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    How many, once lauded in song, are given over to the forgotten; and how many who sung their praises are clean gone long ago!
          Meditations. vii. 6.
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    One Universe made up of all that is; and one God in it all, and one principle of Being, and one Law, the Reason, shared by all thinking creatures, and one Truth.
          Meditations. vii. 9.
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    To a rational being it is the same thing to act according to nature and according to reason.
          Meditations. vii. 11.
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    Let not thy mind run on what thou lackest as much as on what thou hast already.
          Meditations. vii. 27.
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    Just as the sand-dunes, heaped one upon another, hide each the first, so in life the former deeds are quickly hidden by those that follow after.
          Meditations. vii. 34.
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    The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing, in so far as it stands ready against the accidental and the unforeseen, and is not apt to fall.
          Meditations. vii. 61.
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    Remember this,—that very little is needed to make a happy life.
          Meditations. vii. 67.
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    Remember that to change thy mind and to follow him that sets thee right, is to be none the less the free agent that thou wast before.
          Meditations. viii. 16.
 

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