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Marcus Aurelius, from Exhortations to Himself

Get busy looking at your own actions; and at how the universe works; and at how your neighbors behave. Look at yourself to see if you are acting justly or unjustly. Look at the universe in order to re

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Marcus Aurelius from Exhortations to Himself

Book VII 1. What is bad? You have seen a lot of badness. Whatever happens, keep that in mind: you have seen a lot of badness. Everywhere, we see in our houses and in our cities the same things that ha

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Epictetus, from The Handbook

12. If you hope to get better, you’ve got to stop saying, “If I leave time for thought, I will starve to death.” Isn’t it better to starve than to survive in agitation? Peace of mind has a cost.

10/30/2016 05:27:46 PM

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Marcus Aurelius, from Exhortations to Himself

Think about the times of Vespasian (emperor 69-79 CE). People married, raised children, got sick, died, fought wars, feasted, traveled from here to there, farmed, flattered, acted arrogantly, got susp

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Marcus Aurelius, from Exhortations to Himself

Book III.2. We ought to notice that even the the little things produced by nature contain something pleasing and beautiful. For example, when bread is baked, some of the surface splits. This has littl

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