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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

Quote

While you live, while it is in your power, be good.
Marcus Aurelius - Meditations



Note  

Note



Book IV, XVII


Source: Meditations


Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Tant que tu vis, tant que tu le peux encore, deviens homme de bien.”
Marcus Aurelius - Pensées pour moi-même

German
Solange du lebst, solange es in deiner Macht steht, sei gut.”
Marcus Aurelius - Selbstbetrachtungen




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