Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

From the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, emperor of the Roman Empire from 161 to 180 AD:

For a man can lose neither the past nor the future; for how can one take from him that which is not his? So remember these two points: first, that each thing is of like form from everlasting and comes round again in its cycle, and that it signifies not whether a man shall look upon the same things for a hundred years or two hundred, or for an infinity of time; second, that the longest lived and the shortest lived man, when they come to die, lose one and the same thing.

 

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