21 October 2019

A Daily Exhortation

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations 5.5 (tr. George Chrystal):
Be sincere, be dignified, be painstaking; scorn pleasure, repine not at fate, need little; be kind and frank; love not exaggeration and vain talk; strive after greatness.

Equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius in the Capitoline Museums
Image credit to rjhuttondfw on Flickr