Meditations

Author: Marcus Aurelius

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 0307569764

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (a.d. 121—180) embodied in his person that deeply cherished, ideal figure of antiquity, the philosopher-king. His Meditations are not only one of the most important expressions of the Stoic philosophy of his time but also an enduringly inspiring guide to living a good and just life. Written in moments snatched from military campaigns and the rigors of politics, these ethical and spiritual reflections reveal a mind of exceptional clarity and originality, and a spirit attuned to both the particulars of human destiny and the vast patterns that underlie it. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Emperor Marcus Antoninus His Conversation with Himself

Together with the Preliminary Discourse of the Learned Gataker ; as Also the Emperor's Life

Author: Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome),André Dacier,Thomas Gataker,Cebes (of Thebes.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Stoicism

Page: 420

View: 7371

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Meditations

Author: Marcus Aurelius

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853264863

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 937

Vampires, those dark children of the night, who rise from their coffins to suck the blood of the living, continue to hold a strange fascination and dread. In this unique collection of vampire stories you will find some of the earliest depictions of these
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Enchiridion

Author: Epictetus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Emperor's Handbook

A New Translation of The Meditations

Author: Marcus Aurelius,C. Scot Hicks,David Hicks

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743233832

Category: History

Page: 148

View: 2211

A new translation offers readers a practical handbook to life and leadership, filled with classical stoic wisdom and advice.
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Meditations

Author: Marcus Aurelius

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486111024

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 112

View: 6602

Stirring reflections on the human condition provide a fascinating glimpse into the mind and personality of a highly principled Roman warrior and emperor of the 2nd century.
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Marcus Aurelius - Meditations

Adapted for the Contemporary Reader

Author: Marcus Aurelius

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539952299

Category:

Page: 274

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Meditations is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD, recording his private notes to himself and ideas on Stoic philosophy. Marcus Aurelius wrote the 12 books of the Meditations as a source for his own guidance and self-improvement. These books have been carefully adapted into a contemporary form to allow for easy reading.
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The Meditations

An Emperor's Guide to Mastery

Author: Marcus Aurelius,Sam Torode,Ancient Renewal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781548281304

Category:

Page: 112

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How to think clearly, act purposefully, overcome any obstacle, and find peace & happiness along the way. Marcus Aurelius (121-180 CE) was one of the few true philosopher-kings in history.His father died when Marcus was three. At age fifteen, he was adopted by Emperor Antoninus Pius, putting him in the line of succession; and at forty, Marcus became a reluctant emperor of the Roman Empire. Marcus was reluctant because the demands of being emperor--on top of the temptations of wealth and power--seemed incompatible with his true ambition: to be a humble student of philosophy. Over time, though, Marcus worked out a practical philosophy that kept him grounded amidst the stresses and excesses of palace life. That's why his philosophy is so relevant to us today, in the modern world. The Meditations are Marcus' personal journal entries. They were not intended for publication, but to remind Marcus himself of his principles and priorities. As a result, they are intimate, direct, and extremely useful. This new edition is rendered in contemporary English, with a foreword, by Sam Torode. A companion volume, The Manual: A Philosopher's Guide to Life, is also available from Ancient Renewal.
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The Essential Marcus Aurelius

Author: Jacob Needleman,John Piazza

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101216115

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

View: 2913

This inaugural-and all new-Tarcher Cornerstone Edition presents a stunningly relevant and reliable translation of the thoughts and aphorisms of the Stoic philosopher and Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, properly placing the philosopher-king's writings within the vein of the world's great religious and ethical traditions. The late antique world possessed no voice like that of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (121-180 CE). His private meditations on what constitutes a good life have withstood the centuries and reach us today with the same penetrating clarity and shining light as the words of Shakespeare, Emerson, or Thoreau. In this remarkable new translation, bestselling religious philosopher Jacob Needleman and classics scholar John P. Piazza have retained the depth of Marcus's perspective on life. They have carefully selected and faithfully rendered those passages that clarify Marcus's role as someone who stood within the great religious and ethical traditions that extend throughout every culture in human history. The voice that emerges from their translation is a universal one, equally recognizable to students of Christ, Buddha, the Vedas, the Talmud, and to anyone who sincerely searches for a way of meaning in contemporary life.
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The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Chartwell

ISBN: 0785833862

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 8722

Besides being on of the most treasured writers in American history, Mark Twain was also one of the most quotable. With witticisms about the enigmas of life, importance of education, delights (and annoyances) of travel, absurdity of politics, double standards of society, joys of love, ludicrousness of aging, and much more, this comprehensive compendium contains more than 500 quotations ...
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Meditation Prayer on Mary Immaculate

Author: Padre Pio

Publisher: TAN Books

ISBN: 1505104343

Category: Religion

Page: 32

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The Meditation Prayer on Mary Immaculate is one of Padre Pio’s few published writings, penned before he was forbidden by the Church to publish or to engage in correspondence—this for fear a cult would arise around him. Here we encounter a profound spiritual penetration into the mystery of Mary’s unique and sublime role in our salvation. Though brief, it can be read over and over with great benefit since it is-–just as the title suggests—both a meditation and a prayer on the meaning of Mary. This booklet also contains a brief sketch of Padre Pio’s life and numerous edifying pictures of this saintly stigmatist.
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Meditations and Other Metaphysical Writings

Author: Rene Descartes

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141936061

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 2663

Of all the works of the man claimed by many as the father of modern philosophy, the MEDITATIONS, first published in 1641, must surely be Rene Descartes' masterpiece. This volume consists of not only a new translation of the original Latin text and the expanded objections and replies, but also includes selected correspondence and other metaphysical writings from the period 1641-49.
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Stoic Six Pack: Meditations of Marcus Aurelius The Golden Sayings Fragments and Discourses of Epictetus Letters from a Stoic and The Enchiridion

Author: Marcus Aurelius,Epictetus,Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1329599675

Category: Religion

Page: 518

View: 8497

Stoic Six Pack brings together the six essential texts of Stoic Philosophy: Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, The Golden Sayings of Epictetus, Fragments of Epictetus, Selected Discourses of Epictetus, SenecaÕs Letters from a Stoic: Epistulae Morales Ad Lucilium and The Enchiridion of Epictetus.
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Letters from a Stoic

Epistulae Morales Ad Lucilium

Author: Seneca

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141914521

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 5466

A philosophy that saw self-possession as the key to an existence lived 'in accordance with nature', Stoicism called for the restraint of animal instincts and the severing of emotional ties. These beliefs were formulated by the Athenian followers of Zeno in the fourth century BC, but it was in Seneca (c. 4 BC- AD 65) that the Stoics found their most eloquent advocate. Stoicism, as expressed in the Letters, helped ease pagan Rome's transition to Christianity, for it upholds upright ethical ideals and extols virtuous living, as well as expressing disgust for the harsh treatment of slaves and the inhumane slaughters witnessed in the Roman arenas. Seneca's major contribution to a seemingly unsympathetic creed was to transform it into a powerfully moving and inspiring declaration of the dignity of the individual mind.
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The Strenuous Life

Essays and Addresses

Author: Theodore Roosevelt

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486112381

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 160

View: 2114

Politician, soldier, naturalist, and historian — Theodore Roosevelt remains a towering symbol of American optimism and progress. This collection embodies his enduring ideals for attaining a robust political, social, and personal life.
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The Art of Living

Author: Epictetus

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1625583362

Category: Philosophy

Page: 19

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No writings of Epictetus himself are really known. His discourses were transcribed and compiled by his pupil Arrian (author of the Anabasis Alexandri). The main work is The Discourses, four books of which have been preserved (out of an original eight). Arrian also compiled a popular digest, entitled the Enchiridion, or Handbook. In a preface to the Discourses, addressed to Lucius Gellius, Arrian states that "whatever I heard him say I used to write down, word for word, as best I could, endeavouring to preserve it as a memorial, for my own future use, of his way of thinking and the frankness of his speech."
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Marcus Aurelius: Quotes & Facts

Author: Blago Kirov

Publisher: Blago Kirov

ISBN: 8822858220

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 362

This book is an anthology of quotes from Marcus Aurelius and selected facts about Marcus Aurelius. “A man must stand erect, not be kept erect by others.” “A man’s worth is no greater than the worth of his ambitions.” “All things fade and quickly turn to myth.” “Be your own master, and look at things as a man, as a human being, as a citizen, as a mortal creature.” “Because a thing seems difficult for you, do not think it impossible for anyone to accomplish.” “Confine yourself to the present.” “Don't go on discussing what a good person should be. Just be one.” “Everything that exists is in a manner the seed of that which will be.” “Everything that happens, happens as it should, and if you observe carefully, you will find this to be so.” “He is so rich, he has no room to shit.” “How soon will time cover all things.” “Its a dream, a fearful dream, life is” “Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil.” “Life is opinion.” “No man is happy who does not think himself so.” “No more roundabout discussions of what makes a good man. Be one!” “Receive without conceit, release without struggle.” “Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.” “Strength and honor.” “To refrain from imitation is the best revenge.” “What we do now echoes in eternity.”
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The Daily Stoic

366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living

Author: Ryan Holiday,Stephen Hanselman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735211744

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 9587

From the team that brought you The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy, a beautiful daily devotional of Stoic meditations—an instant Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller. Why have history's greatest minds—from George Washington to Frederick the Great to Ralph Waldo Emerson, along with today's top performers from Super Bowl-winning football coaches to CEOs and celebrities—embraced the wisdom of the ancient Stoics? Because they realize that the most valuable wisdom is timeless and that philosophy is for living a better life, not a classroom exercise. The Daily Stoic offers 366 days of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring all-new translations from the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the playwright Seneca, or slave-turned-philosopher Epictetus, as well as lesser-known luminaries like Zeno, Cleanthes, and Musonius Rufus. Every day of the year you'll find one of their pithy, powerful quotations, as well as historical anecdotes, provocative commentary, and a helpful glossary of Greek terms. By following these teachings over the course of a year (and, indeed, for years to come) you'll find the serenity, self-knowledge, and resilience you need to live well. From the Hardcover edition.
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