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that we should prize Whether these, and other entries Enough of this wretched, whining monkey life sound life changing or like entries in a teenager s diary is up to the individual reader, as it should be Hays s introduction, which sketches the life of Marcus Aurelius emperor of Rome A.D 161 180 as well as the basic tenets of stoicism, is accessible and jaunty H O BillovichBook 1Debts and Lessons1 My grandfather VerusCharacter and self control.2 My father from my own memories andhis reputation Integrity and manliness.3 My motherHer reverence for the divine, her generosity, her inability not only to do wrong but even to conceive of doing it And the simple way she lived not in the least like the rich.4 My great grandfatherTo avoid the public schools, to hire good private teachers, and to accept the resulting costs as money well spent.5 My first teacherNot to support this side or that in chariot racing, this fighter or that in the games To put up with discomfort and not make demands To do my own work, mind my own business, and have no time for slanderers.6 DiognetusNot to waste time on nonsense Not to be taken in by conjurors and hoodoo artists with their talk about incantations and exorcism and all the rest of it Not to be obsessed with quail fighting or other crazes like that To hear unwelcome truths To practice philosophy, and to study with Baccheius, and then with Tandasis and Marcianus To write dialogues as a student To choose the Greek lifestyle the camp bed and the cloak.7 RusticusThe recognition that I needed to train and discipline my character.Not to be sidetracked by my interest in rhetoric Not to write treatises on abstract questions, or deliver moralizing little sermons, or compose imaginary descriptions of The Simple Life or The Man Who Lives Only for Others To steer clear of oratory, poetry and belles lettres.Not to dress up just to stroll around the house, or things like that To write straightforward letters like the one he sent my mother from Sinuessa And to behave in a conciliatory way when people who have angered or annoyed us want to make up.To read attentively not to be satisfied with just getting the gist of it And not to fall for every smooth talker.And for introducing me to Epictetus s lectures and loaning me his own copy.8 ApolloniusIndependence and unvarying reliability, and to pay attention to nothing, no matter how fleetingly, except the logos And to be the same in all circumstances intense pain, the loss of a child, chronic illness And to see clearly, from his example, that a man can show both strength and flexibility.His patience in teaching And to have seen someone who clearly viewed his expertise and ability as a teacher as the humblest of virtues.And to have learned how to accept favors from friends without losing your self respect or appearing ungrateful.9 SextusKindness.An example of fatherly authority in the home What it means to live as nature requires.Gravity without airs.To show intuitive sympathy for friends, tolerance to amateurs and sloppy thinkers His ability to get along with everyone sharing his company was the highest of compliments, and the opportunity an honor for those around him.To investigate and analyze, with understanding and logic, the principles we ought to live by.Not to display anger or other emotions To be free of passion and yet full of love.To praise without bombast to display expertise without pretension.10 The literary critic AlexanderNot to be constantly correcting people, and in particular not to jump on them whenever they make an error of usage or a grammatical mistake or mispronounce something, but just answer their question or add another example, or debate the issue itself not their phrasing , or make some other contribution to the discussion and casually insert the correct expression.11 FrontoTo recognize the malice, cunning and hypocrisy that power produces, and the peculiar ruthlessness often shown by people from good families.12 Alexander the PlatonistNot to be constantly telling people or writing them that I m too busy, unless I really am Similarly, not to be always ducking my responsibilities to the people around me because of pressing business.13 CatulusNot to shrug off a friend s resentment even unjustified resentment but try to put things right.To show your teachers ungrudging respect the Domitius and Athenodotus story , and your children unfeigned love.14 My brother SeverusTo love my family, truth and justice It was through him that I encountered Thrasea, Helvidius, Cato, Dion and Brutus, and conceived of a society of equal laws, governed by equality of status and of speech, and of rulers who respect the liberty of their subjects above all else.And from him as well, to be steady and consistent in valuing philosophy.And to help others and be eager to share, not to be a pessimist, and never to doubt your friends affection for you And that when people incurred his disapproval, they always knew it And that his friends never had to speculate about his attitude to anything it was always clear.15 MaximusSelf control and resistance to distractions.Optimism in adversity especially illness.A personality in balance dignity and grace together.Doing your job without whining.Other people s certainty that what he said was what he thought, and what he did was done without malice.Never taken aback or apprehensive Neither rash nor hesitant or bewildered, or at a loss Not obsequious but not aggressive or paranoid either.Generosity, charity, honesty.The sense he gave of staying on the path rather than being kept on it.That no one could ever have felt patronized by him or in a position to patronize him.A sense of humor.16 My adopted fatherCompassion Unwavering adherence to decisions, once he d reached them Indifference to superficial honors Hard work Persistence.Listening to anyone who could contribute to the public good.His dogged determination to treat people as they deserved.A sense of when to push and when to back off.Putting a stop to the pursuit of boys.His altruism Not expecting his friends to keep him entertained at dinner or to travel with him unless they wanted to And anyone who had to stay behind to take care of something always found him the same when he returned.His searching questions at meetings A kind of single mindedness, almost, never content with first impressions, or breaking off the discussion prematurely.His constancy to friends never getting fed up with them, or playing favorites.Self reliance, always And cheerfulness.And his advance planning well in advance and his discreet attention to even minor things.His restrictions on acclamations and all attempts to flatter him.His constant devotion to the empire s needs His stewardship of the treasury His willingness to take responsibility and blame for both.His attitude to the gods no superstitiousness And his attitude to men no demagoguery, no currying favor, no pandering Always sober, always steady, and never vulgar or a prey to fads.The way he handled the material comforts that fortune had supplied him in such abundance without arrogance and without apology If they were there, he took advantage of them If not, he didn t miss them.No one ever called him glib, or shameless, or pedantic They saw him for what he was a man tested by life, accomplished, unswayed by flattery, qualified to govern both himself and them.His respect for people who practiced philosophy at least, those who were sincere about it But without denigrating the others or listening to them.His ability to feel at ease with people and put them at their ease, without being pushy.His willingness to take adequate care of himself Not a hypochondriac or obsessed with his appearance, but not ignoring things either With the result that he hardly ever needed medical attention, or drugs or any sort of salve or ointment.This, in particular his willingness to yield the floor to experts in oratory, law, psychology, whatever and to support them energetically, so that each of them could fulfil his potential.That he respected tradition without needing to constantly congratulate himself for Safeguarding Our Traditional Values.Not prone to go off on tangents, or pulled in all directions, but sticking with the same old places and the same old things.The way he could have one of his migraines and then go right back to what he was doing fresh and at the top of his game.That he had so few secrets only state secrets, in fact, and not all that many of those.The way he kept public actions within reasonable bounds games, building projects, distributions of money and so on because he looked to what needed doing and not the credit to be gained from doing it.No bathing at strange hours, no self indulgent building projects, no concern for food, or the cut and color of his clothes, or having attractive slaves The robe from his farm at Lorium, most of the things at Lanuvium, the way he accepted the customs agent s apology at Tusculum, etc He never exhibited rudeness, lost control of himself, or turned violent No one ever saw him sweat Everything was to be approached logically and with due consideration, in a calm and orderly fashion but decisively, and with no loose ends.You could have said of him as they say of Socrates that he knew how to enjoy and abstain from things that most people find it hard to abstain from and all too easy to enjoy Strength, perseverance, self control in both areas the mark of a soul in readiness indomitable Maximus s illness 17 The GodsThat I had good grandparents, a good mother and father, a good sister, good teachers, good servants, relatives, friends almost without exception And that I never lost control of myself with any of them, although I had it in me to do that, and I might have, easily But thanks to the gods, I was never put in that position, and so escaped the test.That I wasn t raised by my grandfather s girlfriend for longer than I was That I didn t lose my virginity too early, and didn t enter adulthood until it was time put it off, even.That I had someone as a ruler and as a father who could keep me from being arrogant and make me realize that even at court you can live without a troop of bodyguards, and gorgeous clothes, lamps, sculpture the whole charade That you can behave almost like an ordinary person without seeming slovenly or careless as a ruler or when carrying out official obligations.That I had the kind of brother I did One whose character challenged me to improve my own One whose love and affection enriched my life.That my children weren t born stupid or physically deformed.That I wasn t talented in rhetoric or poetry, or other areas If I d felt that I was making better progress I might never have given them up.That I conferred on the people who brought me up the honors they seemed to want early on, instead of putting them off since they were still young with the hope that I d do it later.That I knew Apollonius, and Rusticus, and Maximus.That I saw was shown clearly and often what it would be like to live as nature requires The gods did all they could through their gifts, their help, their inspiration to ensure that I could live as nature demands And if I ve failed, it s no one s fault but mine Because I didn t pay attention to what they told me to what they taught me, practically, step by step.That my body has held out, especially considering the life I ve led.That I never laid a finger on Benedicta or on Theodotus And that even later, when I was overcome by passion, I recovered from it.That even though I was often upset with Rusticus I never did anything I would have regretted later.That even though she died young, at least my mother spent her last years with me.That whenever I felt like helping someone who was short of money, or otherwise in need, I never had to be told that I had no resources to do it with And that I was never put in that position myself of having to take something from someone else.That I have the wife I do obedient, loving, humble.That children had competent teachers.Remedies granted through dreams when I was coughing blood, for instance, and having fits of dizziness And the one at Caieta.That when I became interested in philosophy I didn t fall into the hands of charlatans, and didn t get bogged down in writing treatises, or become absorbed by logic chopping, or preoccupied with physics.All things for which we need the help of fortune and the gods. Meditations A New Translation series of spiritual exercises filled with wisdom, practical guidance, and profound understanding human behavior, Marcus Aurelius s remains one the greatest works ethical reflection ever written Marcus Wikipedia r i l Latin Antoninus Augustus April March AD , called Philosopher, was Roman emperor from to He ruled Empire his adoptive brother, Lucius Verus, until death in own son, Commodus, last rulers traditionally known as Five Good Emperors Meditations Ethics One world most famous influential books, Meditations, by incorporates stoic precepts he used cope life a warrior administrator an empire Ascending imperial throne found reign beset natural disasters war Medieval Greek translit Ta eis heauton, literally things self is personal writings Aurelius, Emperor AD, recording private notes himself ideas on Stoic philosophy wrote books Koine source for guidance improvement Rome Free Ebook kindle book epub digitized proofread Project Gutenberg Aurelius, Internet Encyclopedia Philosophy The can be collection These reflect influence Stoicism and, particular, Epictetus, may read philosophical Powerful Passages From By In final decade philosophies intended these would later published MeditationsSome are quotes, prescriptions Paperback Barnes Noble Auto Suggestions available once you type at least letters Use up arrow mozilla firefox browser alt down review enter select Martin Hammond translation like Iliad Odyssey, work unusually gifted translator, who understands value added careful attention supplementary material rules being exceptional leader Mike Nudelman Business Insider has maintained reputation ideal wise whom Plato philosopher king Also see SEP, EB, Bernard Gendreau author intensely statement principles aphorisms MeditationsWritten during frequent military campaigns, sayings providedMarcus born His name birth supposedly Annius but some sources assign this him upon father adoption grandfather, coming age, or time marriage Biography, Facts CE best symbolized many generations West Golden Age Military Leader, Scholar, Biography Synopsis Italy, chosen Emporer Hadrian eventual successor took control along Quotes BrainyQuote Enjoy BrainyQuote Quotations Soldier, Born Share your friends HISTORY Aug Known interests, respected emperors history into wealthy politically prominent family Growing up, Author Goodreads quotes You have power over mind not outside events Realize this, will find strength Dwell beauty Watch stars, yourself running them happiness depends quality thoughts upper class adopted future Pius, succeeded Who Is Getting To Know This part our short three important philosophers Seneca EpictetusHere introduction Marcus, suggested readings, lessons well selection TOP QUOTES BY MARCUS AURELIUS Z Quotes Andr Dacier, Thomas Gataker Antonius conversation together preliminary discourse learned Book Summary, Key Lessons perhaps only document its kind made It powerful man giving advice how make good responsibilities obligations An great established family, royal lineageFrom beginnings, it seem remote possibility that day become Empire, let alone MeditationsThese How Live Without Fear medium died Verus assumed roles co But, rule challenging period spent Stanford second century also philosopher, which himself, offers readers unique opportunity ancient person indeed might try live life, according virtue good, Roman DIR Aurelius Virtual Catalog Coins Online Atlas Herbert W Benario Emory University Introduction Sources Ancient History Encyclopedia reigned following Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Pius Livius horseback young Young Ephesus, Parthian Monument, Adoption Eleusis, Square, Portrait ways, reflections crystallize wisdom Greco little diary while fighting out boarder Wiki FANDOM powered Wikia Statue housed San Antonio Museum Art Lucilla daughter patrician P Calvisius Tullus Ruso elder Domitia In Egyptian Temple, Bust Apr Egypt says archaeologists discovered bust southern city Aswan, reports AP Antiquities Ministry Sunday head Life, Death Love Everyday Our latest Power Blog intellectual pursuits cherished history, remembered studious nature driven reason Inspiring Quotations top We Have Added Great Top Said Love, Leadership, Many More Philosophy Facts belonged prosperous affiliated brilliant student, began learning very early age Life Stoic Some stoicism ultimate five presided majestic days Books CE, setting forth convinced accession there widespread rejoicing dream had reality MarcusAureliusLP YouTube Join undersea adventure Dominions centered amphibious middle era nation Ys Morgen Queens leads titular Morgens their Merrow The Classics Archive Dec Learn about including rise videoKnown Personal proponents So depressive disorders incapability handle feelings alteration Marcus Aurelius: Meditations & The Thoughts of the Emperor (English Edition)

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