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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

While you live, while it is in your power, be good.



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.

German
Solange du lebst, solange es in deiner Macht steht, sei gut.




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