Marc-Aurèle : citations (French)


in these particular times, I wanted to post something that can inspire.

Marcus-Aurelius was known as ‘the philosopher king’ and here are almost all the quotes in English:

1 – “God give me patience, to reconcile with what I am not able to change
Give me strength to change what I can
And give me wisdom to distinguish one from another.”

2 – “When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love …”

3 – “Perfection of character is this: to live each day as if it were your last, without frenzy, without apathy, without pretence.”

5 – “The happiness of those who want to be popular depends on others; the happiness of those who seek pleasure fluctuates with moods outside their control; but the happiness of the wise grows out of their own free acts.”


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  1. 4 – "No one objects to what is useful to him. To be of use to others is natural. Then don't object to what is useful to you — being of use."

    Here are some little things. The ten blend in matin in the second quote looks like a th (y in French). The j in s'agiter in the third quote is a little short. Lastly, I see a small mistake on #4 — it should be lasse d'être aidé.

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