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Biography - Marcus Aurelius:

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

Examine men's ruling principles, even those of the wise, what kind of things they avoid, and what kind they pursue.



Note 

Note



Book IV - 38


Source: Meditations



Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Examine leurs âmes et vois les sages, ce qu’ils évitent et ce qu’ils recherchent.

German
Prüfe die Gemüter der Menschen, sieh, was die Weisen vermeiden und wonach sie trachten.




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Know or listen to those who know.

A prudent man should always follow in the path trodden by great men and imitate those who are most excellent.




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