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Quote of the Week – Marcus Aurelius

July 16, 2013

No longer talk at all about the kind of man that a good man ought to be, but be such.

(Marcus Aurelius The Meditations 10.16)

This quote has always struck me as thought provoking. Throughout the history of philosophy there is much discussion about what it means to be truly good. Marcus Aurelius certainly strikes the nail on the head by suggesting, that even in his day, there had been enough talk and it is simply time to be good people. On this occasion I shall let the quote speak for itself and let the reader take from it what they will.

Bibliography

Marcus Aurelius The Meditations Translated by George Long – Internet Classics Archive http://classics.mit.edu/Antoninus/meditations.html [Accessed: 1 July 2013]

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