[Often misattributed to Marcus Aurelius, see source note for more information]
Quote Number: 523
Source Notes: Often misattributed to Marcus Aurelius, this quote appears no where in his single extent work, Meditations. It is likely a modern misparaphrasing of the quote:
“Since it is possible that thou mayest depart from life this very moment, regulate every act and thought accordingly. But to go away from among men, if there are gods, is not a thing to be afraid of, for the gods will not involve thee in evil; but if indeed they do not exist, or if they have no concern about human affairs, what is it to me to live in a universe devoid of gods or devoid of Providence? But Gods there are, undoubtedly, and they regard human affairs; and have put it wholly in our power, that we should not fall into what is truly evil.” — From Meditations, Book II.