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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

Very little is needed to make a happy life.



Note 

Note



Book VII, 67


Source: Meditations



Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Il ne faut presque rien pour être heureux.

German
Nur sehr wenig ist erforderlich zu einem glückseligen Leben.




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See also...



I am rich in the goods that I can do without.

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.

We call "happiness" a certain set of circumstances that makes joy possible. But we call joy that state of mind and emotions that needs nothing to feel happy.

All that is mine I carry with me.

Who lives content with little possesses everything.




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