IX:1

IX:1

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“Injustice is impiety.  For since the universal nature has made rational animals for the sake of one another to help one another according to their deserts, but in no way to injure one another, he who transgresses her will is clearly guilty of impiety toward the highest divinity….”

From the Dover Thrift Edition:  “Meditations,” Marcus Aurelius (Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola, NY), ISBN 0-486-29823-X.  Unabridged, modernized Dover (1997) republication of the George Long translation.  New Introduction. Publisher’s Note. 112pp.

X:32

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“Let it not be in any man’s power to say truly of you that you are not simple or that you are not good; if anyone thinks anything of this kind about you, let him be a liar; and this is altogether in your power.  For who is he who will hinder you from being good and simple?….”

From the Dover Thrift Edition:  “Meditations,” Marcus Aurelius (Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola, NY), ISBN 0-486-29823-X.  Unabridged, modernized Dover (1997) republication of the George Long translation.  New Introduction. Publisher’s Note. 112pp.

I:16

I:16

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“In my adoptive father I observed mildness of temper, and unchangeable resolution in the things that he had determined after due deliberation; and no vainglory in those things that men call honors; and a love of labor and perseverance; and a readiness to listen to those who had anything to propose for the common weal; and undeviating firmness in giving to every man according to his desserts; and a knowledge derived from experience of the occasions for vigorous action and for remission.”

From the Dover Thrift Edition:  “Meditations,” Marcus Aurelius (Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola, NY), ISBN 0-486-29823-X.  Unabridged, modernized Dover (1997) republication of the George Long translation.  New Introduction. Publisher’s Note. 112pp.

X:30

X:30

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“When you are offended at any man’s fault, immediately turn to yourself and reflect in what manner you yourself have erred….”

From the Dover Thrift Edition:  “Meditations,” Marcus Aurelius (Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola, NY), ISBN 0-486-29823-X.  Unabridged, modernized Dover (1997) republication of the George Long translation.  New Introduction. Publisher’s Note. 112pp.

III:13

III:13

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

 

“As physicians always have their instruments and knives ready for cases that suddenly require their skill, so do you have principles ready for the understanding of things divine and human, and for doing everything, even the smallest, with a recollection of the bond that unites the divine and the human to each other.  For neither can you do anything well that pertains to man without at the same time having a reference to things divine; nor the contrary.”

 

From the Dover Thrift Edition:  “Meditations,” Marcus Aurelius (Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola, NY), ISBN 0-486-29823-X.  Unabridged, modernized Dover (1997) republication of the George Long translation.  New Introduction. Publisher’s Note. 112pp.

XII:17

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

 

“If it is not right, do not do it: if it is not true, do not say it.  For let your impulse be in your own power.”

 

From the Dover Thrift Edition:  “Meditations,” Marcus Aurelius (Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola, NY), ISBN 0-486-29823-X.  Unabridged, modernized Dover (1997) republication of the George Long translation.  New Introduction. Publisher’s Note. 112pp.

II:4

II:4

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations


 

“Remember how long you have been putting off these things, and how often you have received an opportunity from the gods, and yet do not use it.  You must now at last perceive of what universe you are a part, and from what administrator of the universe your existence flows, and that a limit of time is fixed for you, which if you do not use for clearing away the clouds from your mind, it will go and you will go, and it will never return.”

 

 

From the Dover Thrift Edition:  “Meditations,” Marcus Aurelius (Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola, NY), ISBN 0-486-29823-X.  Unabridged, modernized Dover (1997) republication of the George Long translation.  New Introduction. Publisher’s Note. 112pp.