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Biography - Marcus Aurelius:

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

To forbear, not only to do, but to intend any evil.



Note 

Note



Book I, 3


Source: Meditations



Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
S'abstenir non pas seulement de faire le mal, mais même d'en concevoir jamais la pensée.

German
Das Böse weder zu tun noch auch nur zu denken.




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