Get Up When Your Alarm first Rings: Inspiring Quotes from the Ancients

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We’ve been talking about getting up right away when your alarm rings and getting up early. Sometimes we think we’ve discovered something new, only to do a little research and find that the ancient sages figured it out millennia ago.

Here’s what the ancients thought about rising early:

 

First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, ‘I believe,’ three times .Ovid

 

It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom. -Aristotle

 

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. Marcus Aurelius

 

The sun is new each day. -Heraclitus

 

When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: The people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous, and surly. They are like this because they can’t tell good from evil. But I have seen the beauty of good, and the ugliness of evil, and have recognized that the wrongdoer has a nature related to my own — not of the same blood or birth, but of the same mind, and possessing a share of the divine. And so none of them can hurt me. No one can implicate me in ugliness. Nor can I feel angry at my relative, or hate him. We were born to work together like feet, hands, and eyes, like the two rows of teeth, upper and lower. To obstruct each other is unnatural. To feel anger at someone, to turn your back on him: these are obstructions. Marcus Aurelius

 

Hope you enjoyed these!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

 

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