Marcus Aurelius was Roman emperor from 161 to 180, ruling jointly with his adoptive brother, Lucius Verus, until Verus’ death in 169 and jointly with his son, Commodus, from 177 till Aurelius’ own death.
Born: April 26, 121 AD, Rome, Italy
Died: March 17, 180 AD, Vindobona, Austria
Co-emperors: Lucius Verus (161–169); Commodus (177–180)
Spouse: Faustina the Younger (m. 145 AD–175 AD)
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.