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Marcus Aurelius

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Biography - Marcus Aurelius:

Emperor of Rome.
Born: 121 - Died: 180
Period:
2nd century
Place of birth: Italy
Italy

Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too.




Translation

Translation

(German, French)



German
Betrachte die Vergangenheit, die großen Veränderungen so vieler Reiche; daraus kannst du auch die Zukunft vorhersehen.

French
Tourne-toi vers le passé, vois la grandeur et la décadence de ses empires, et tu pourras prévoir l'avenir.




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When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.

What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.




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At any moment you choose you can retire within yourself. Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.
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