Quote by Marcus Aurelius

by Kathleen Huebener in Quote for the Day

“The soul becomes dyed with the colors of its thoughts.”

                                                                  Marcus Aurelius


 This could also be stated in another way: “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.”        as written in Proverbs 23:7 The Bible has much to say about this subject.


First is the importance of good thoughts. “The thoughts of the pure are pleasant words.”  1 These pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul, and health to the body. 

God’s Word tells us to stop and to consider the wondrous works of God. 3
We are to think on things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, good report, virtue, and praise. 4

This thought-process, or brainwork, is important, especially for artists. It is truly like what Marcus Aurelius said; that thoughts on which your mind dwells dyes your very soul. And every artist knows each finished painting reveals the artist’s soul. 

 To wrap it up:

Copyrighted Artwork: “Star Child” by Kathleen Huebener

 1. Proverbs 15: 26

2. Proverbs 16:24

3. Job 37: 14

4. Philippians 4:8