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Meditations
Marcus Aurelius
Philosophy & Religion
Aug 2, 2018
Perhaps even more than the great Athenian statesman Pericles, the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius fulfilled Plato’s notion of the philosopher-king. He was well trained for the role, having been handpicked by Hadrian at the age of eight to succeed that imperial luminary. The beneficiary of the finest education the ancient world could offer, Aurelius was drawn to the study of moral philosophy, and his every move as a man of action seems to have been judged according to its lights, as his Meditations attest. Talking to himself in these pages, he has spoken to countless generations across the centuries, showing that retreat into the contemplative chambers of the self can stimulate a brave passage to a truer life, available to us all no matter what our station: “Anywhere you can lead your life, you can lead a good one.”
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Nov 25, 2018
At your recommendation I am rereading these meditations from an old Black classic, much marked up, should be on everyone's bedside table. I can see that i have been much influenced by his meditations, even when i might not always remember them.
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it's on my list. always wanted to read it and never got there
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Meditations is the most accessible work of philosophy ever written.
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Great encouragement and support for getting it together
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Mar 28
One of the few books that actually changed by life. It's sometimes a downer (he seems more positive about death than life), but there's solid advice in this.
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Mar 29
An excellent window into the mind and spirit of a great man who values his primary roles as man, husband, and father; over that of emperor. Teaches timeless values and gratitude for the simplest things we all have in life.
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Apr 5
This book educates people to live a good and useful life.
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Just listened to Audiobook thoroughly enjoyed - great to get you thinking of times before and how it was so refreshing back then!
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Jun 12
Marcus Aurelius offers outstanding insights into life. The book is full of quotes that will be sure to stick with you all your life.
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