Reflections that we can meditate on
Stoic Philosophers Epictetus Seneca
Meditations Marcus Aurelius
Epictetus We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
Seneca Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
Marcus Aurelius Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
Meditations Marcus Aurelius Translated by Gregory Hays. (Modern Library) Maxwell Staniforth (Penguin Classics) s Maple Classics
Book l Debts and Lessons
1. My Grandfather Verus Character and Self Control
2. My Father Integrity and Manliness