Sunday, June 5, 2016

A few simple rules..................

5.  The first rule is, to keep an untroubled spirit;  for all things must bow to Nature's law, and soon enough you must vanish into nothingness, like Hadrian and Augustus.  The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are, remembering that it is your duty to be a good man.  Do without flinching what man's nature demands;  say what seems to you most just - though with courtesy, modesty, and sincerity.

-Marcus Aurelius,  Meditations,  Book VIII

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