Written in Greek, without any intention of publication, by the only Roman emperor who was also a philosopher, the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius (AD 121–180) offer a remarkable series of challenging spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the emperor struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe.
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cool fellahas quoted10 days ago
It should be a man's task, says the Imitation, 'to overcome himself, and every day to be stronger than himself.' 'In withstanding of the passions standeth very peace of heart.' 'Let us set the axe to the root, that we being purged of our passions may have a peaceable mind.' To this end there must be continual self-examination.
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To serve the divine spirit which is implanted within him, a man must 'keep himself pure from all violent passion and evil affection, from all rashness and vanity, and from all manner of discontent, either in regard of the gods or men
Hemantahas quoted5 months ago
Zeno, the founder of Stoicism,
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Adina Beisenbekovahas quoted5 months ago
and to be easy and ready to be reconciled, and well pleased again with them that had offended me
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Rachel Brownhas quotedlast year
'Let not thy peace,' says the Christian, 'be in the mouths of men.'
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