10 Wise Quotes From Marcus Aurelius

When Emperor Marcus Aurelius (121-180 CE) was not occupied with war, he attempted to rule his empire in a just and humane way. He was charitable to provinces in need, and he generally tried to combat corruption and maltreatment. His greatest flaw in his pursuit of justice was the persecution of Christians that occurred during his reign. The massacres during his rule produced numerous well-known martyrs, such as Justin of Rome and Polycarp of Smyrna.

The emperor was drawn to stoic philosophy, and was, himself, considered a competent philosopher. Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations are still widely enjoyed and admired, to this very day.

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