Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius wrote his famous "Meditations" during his campaigns against the barbarian invaders. Composed among the reeds and mists of the swampy Danube, his private journals record the passing thoughts, maxims, and musings on life and death of a sensitive and humble mind trained in the Stoic philosophy which, to a certain extent, anticipated the development of Christianity. Philosophy was both a religion and a guiding force for Marcus Aurelius. His is a transitional phase of thought in Stoic philosophy, where diffidence and willingness to recognize failure have replaced assurance and self-sufficiency. Instead of the Stoic virtue of pride Marcus Aurelius appears to anticipate Christian humility.
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Review: MeditationsUser Review - Trey Suddaby - Goodreads
A motivating book on self leadership and what it means to be a man. This book is an organized collection of quotes to reflect on, easy read, repetitive at times but the ideas are fundamental. At times the book ages it self but the ideas are all timeless and relevant to an ideal self. Read full review
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A must read for any thinker. Read full review
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