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Marcus Aurelius was absolutely life changing for me. It's the personal diary of the Emperor of Rome. Here's a guy who was probably the most powerful human being on Earth at the time he lived. He’s writing a diary to himself, never expecting it to be published. When you open this book, you realize he had all the same issues and all the same mental struggles, he was trying to be a better person. Right there, you figure out success and power don't improve your internal state, you still have to work on it.
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius is perhaps the most absorbable. A god-emperor practicing restraint and explaining his views on humility and practicality.
There’s a reason this book has endured now for almost twenty centuries. If you haven’t read Marcus Aurelius or if you have…you should read this book and then read it again.
"Letters from a Stoic" by Seneca, which pairs nicely with "Meditations".
Meditations by Marcus Aerlius (his diary)
Meditations is great, from one of the all time great rulers he had a really good composition and was thankful for so many things. I feel it teaches humility and gratefulness.
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. Although I lean much more towards the Pali Canon these days, Meditations was what I needed to hear at the time I stumbled across it.
Meditations by Aurelius.
Read, reread, cliff notes, sidebar, oh then I read it again🤣
Two phenomenal reads.
Here, for our age, is [Marcus’s] great work presented in its entirety, strongly introduced and freshly, elegantly translated.
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Written in Greek by the only Roman emperor who was also a philosopher, without any intention of publication, the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius offer a remarkable series of challenging spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the emperor struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. While the Meditations were composed to provide personal consolation and encouragement, Marcus Aurelius also created one of the greatest of all works of philosophy: a timeless collection that has been consulted and admired by statesmen, thinkers and readers throughout the centuries.