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Marcus Aurelius

Quote of Marcus Aurelius - Examine men's ruling principles, even those...


Biography - Marcus Aurelius:

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

Quote

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



Note  

Note



Book IV - 38




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Examine leurs âmes et vois les sages, ce qu’ils évitent et ce qu’ils recherchent.”
Marcus Aurelius - Pensées pour moi-même

German
Prüfe die Gemüter der Menschen, sieh, was die Weisen vermeiden und wonach sie trachten.”
Marcus Aurelius - Selbstbetrachtungen




See also  

See also...



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Know or listen to those who know.”
Baltasar Gracian

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A prudent man should always follow in the path trodden by great men and imitate those who are most excellent.”
Niccolo Machiavelli - The Prince




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It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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Those who live without madness are not as wise as they think.”
François de La Rochefoucauld
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The wise man is rich”
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Even for the wise, the desire for glory is the last of all passions to be laid aside.”
Publius Cornelius Tacitus
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A wise and prudent king knows how to make use of even the least of his subjects.”
Jean de La Fontaine - Fables
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A wise man will be master of his mind. A fool will be its slave.”
Publilius Syrus
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Marcus Aurelius also said...


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While you live, while it is in your power, be good.”
Marcus Aurelius - Meditations
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Very little is needed to make a happy life.”
Marcus Aurelius - Meditations
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At any moment you choose you can retire within yourself. Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.”
Marcus Aurelius - Meditations
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The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.”
Marcus Aurelius
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He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.”
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The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.”
Marcus Aurelius
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