Marcus Aurelius

Gentle and Grave

“…to be master of oneself, and never waver in one’s resolve; be cheerful when ill, or in any predicament; the example of character marked by a harmonious blend of gentleness and gravity; to set work on the task without complaint. And the confidence he inspired in everyone that what he was saying was just what …

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Pain

“I am not justified in causing myself pain, for I have never deliberately caused pain to another” – Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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