from the emperor

I have always thought Marcus Aurelius was a great man.

And although we now know more science and facts than anyone from AD 180, be careful of discounting the past. Temper your facts with wisdom. For are we really wiser than the man who can say:

Our life is what our thoughts make it.
               Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

May your thoughts paint a masterpiece for you to live to.
And as great an man as Aurelius was, he was human for his son Commodus
became a terrible ruler. It is hard enough to live our own lives.

4 Comments on “from the emperor”

  1. Marcus Aurelius found a philosphic way to live with contingency with dignity Philosophy only goes so far.

  2. I whole-heartedly agree! Knowlege is one thing but without wisdom and love… well, we’re talking pompous ass!

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