Think Not Disdainfully Of Death, But Look On It With Favou
Think not disdainfully of death, but look on it with favour; for even
death is one of the things that Nature wills.
-- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180 AD)
-- Meditations, ix, 3
Death, like generation, is a secret of Nature.
-- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180 AD) -- Meditations, iv, 5...
Forward, as occasion offers. Never look round to see whether any shall note it.
... Be satisfied with success in even the smallest matter, and think that even such a result is no trifle....
The nature of the universe is the nature of things that are.
Now, things that are have kinship with things that are from the beginning....
Things that have a common quality ever quickly seek their kind.
-- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180 AD) -- Meditations, ix, 9...
Be not as one that hath ten thousand years to live
death is nigh at hand: while thou livest, while thou hast time, be good....
Death,--a stopping of impressions through the senses, and of the pulling of the cords of motion, and of the ways of thought, and of service to the flesh.
-- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180 AD) -- Meditations, vi, 28...
Look beneath the surface; let not the several quality of a thing nor its worth escape thee.
-- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180 AD) -- Meditations, vi, 3...
Think on this doctrine,--that reasoning beings were created for one another's sake
hat to be patient is a branch of justice, and that men sin without intending it....
All things are the same,--familiar in enterprise, momentary in endurance, coarse in substance.
All things now are as they were in the day of those whom we have buried....