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Who is Marcus Aurelius? Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus was a Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 CE, deemed as the best of the last Five Good Emperors of Rome, that is, Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, and his predecessor Antoninus Pius for after his reign, civil war descended upon the generations of the West. His reputation […]
When I commune in such terms with myself and with future generations, do you not think that I am doing more good than when I appear as counsel in court, or stamp my seal upon a will, or lend my assistance in the senate, by word or action, to a candidate? Believe me, those who […]
It is in thy power to live free from all compulsion in the greatest tranquillity of mind, even if all the world cry out against thee as much as they choose, and even if wild beasts tear in pieces the members of this kneaded matter which has grown around thee. For what hinders the mind […]