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DrJAdMerricksson
Being Better: Stoicism for a World Worth Living in | Kai Whiting, Leonidas Konstantakos
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IuliaC
Meditations | Marcus Aurelius
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🪞 For nowhere either with more quiet or more freedom from trouble does a man retire than into his own soul, particularly when he has within him such thoughts that by looking into them he is immediately in perfect tranquility.

⚖ The soul as a sphere in equilibrium: Not grasping at things beyond it or retreating inward. Not fragmenting outward, not sinking back on itself, but ablaze with light and looking at the truth, without and within.

Graywacke Great quotes 3mo
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#ThinkPositiveBePositive @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Marcus Aurelius said it best, "Don't just say you are going to be a good man, be one."

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The_Penniless_Author
Meditations | Marcus Aurelius
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Purchased this as part of my Ancient Rome book-buying binge many years ago. I'm a Stoic at heart (though some who know me might say I'm a Cynic), so there's a lot to like here, not least the most powerful man on Earth cataloging his shortcomings, including suffering from panic attacks and being a mediocre lover. Still, now that I've passed 40 I've become a middle-age man who owns Marcus Aurelius's Meditations, which makes me feel like a cliche 😅

WorldsOkayestStepMom I read part of this in college, but not all of it. I keep coming across it lately! 10mo
andrew61 I was just listening about this so will have to give it a go. Here is the link ,I'd recommend https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000sjxt 10mo
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Meditaciones | Marco Aurelio
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MarkoPDX
Meditations | Marcus Aurelius
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Did I mention that a pandemic is depressing? I finally sat down and finished [ Meditations ]. I've picked it up and “read out of“ it for years, but decided to actually read the whole thing.

I would not label myself as strictly Stoic or Epicurean, I find pieces of both to be helpful in life. This is one of my favorite books of Stoic philosophy.

Read in 2020.

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Bookwomble
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"It is in our power to have no opinion about a thing."

- Chapter VI, Verse 52.

Bookwomble @Milara I'm here for the comments! 😄 10mo
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"Asia and Europe are corners of the universe; all the sea a drop in the universe; Athos a little clod of the universe; all present time is a point in eternity. All things are little, changeable, perishable."

- Chapter VI, Verse 36

One the occasion of the 1,841st anniversary of the death of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus.

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ShaaM
Meditations | Marcus Aurelius
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I couldn't grasp even 20% of this book ! Very tough read for me