Marcus Aurelius, from Exhortations to Himself

IV. 7. Take away your opinion about it, and you take away your complaint, “I have been harmed.” Take away your complaint that you have been harmed, and the harm goes away.

8. Those things that do not make you worse than you were, also do not make your life worse, and neither do they harm you, inside or out.

9. That is the nature of the universe.

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