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Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius
26 April 121 – 17 March 180

He was Roman emperor from 161 to 180 and a Stoic philosopher.

What he wrote for himself is interesting for you too.

“The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.”

“Do every act of your life as if it were your last. Everything that happens happens as it should, and if you observe carefully, you will find this to be so. He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.”

“Whatever happens, happens such as you are either formed by nature able to bear it, or not able to bear it. If such as you are by nature formed able to bear, bear it and fret not: But if such as you are not naturally able to bear, don’t fret; for when it has consumed you, itself will perish. Remember, however, you are by nature formed able to bear whatever it is in the power of your own opinion to make supportable or tolerable, according as you conceive it advantageous, or your duty, to do so.”

Sao Paulo, 25 January 2020