Marcus Aurelius
Penguin, London, 2011, 2006; originally published 1550, English
Nonfiction, General
ISBN: 9780143566328

From the Publisher. These spiritual reflections of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (AD 121-180) show a leader trying to make sense of himself and the universe, and cover diverse topics such as the question of virtue, human rationality and the nature of the gods. In developing his personal beliefs, Aurelius created one of the greatest works of philosophy: a series of wise and practical aphorisms that have been consulted by statesmen, thinkers and everyday philosophers for almost two thousand years.

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Hartmut Esslinger

Among the many reasons to keep returning to this book:

—“As a leader, do what you have to do and don’t try to be popular.”

—“Why would you care for fame with those who aren’t even born yet?”

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