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...i am a huge fan of Marcus Aurelius, here some of my favourites...

 

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.

 

"It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live."

 

"Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight."

 

"The universe is transformation; our life is what our thoughts make it."

 

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I'll go with that Scipio whose wife was forced to suicide by Messalina. Claudius, who knew nothing about it, invited the man to dinner a day later, and asked why his guest had not brought his wife along.

 

Scipio's deadpan reply: 'She had to repay a debt to nature.'

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Viggen,

 

Marcus Aurelius is one of my favourite people too.

 

"It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live."

 

This is a wonderful quote.

 

Thank you.

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Vitia erunt, donec homines 'There will be vices for as long as there are men.' Tacitus

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The walls around Pompeii and Herculaneum offer some deep philosophical quotes:

 

"Anyone who wants to defecate in this place is advised to move along. If you act contrary to this warning, you will have to pay a penalty."

 

From Herculaneum.

 

"We have wet the bed, host. I confess we have done wrong. If you want to know why, there was no chamber pot!"

 

- from the Inn of the Muledrivers.

 

"The one who buggers a fire burns his penis."

 

The man I am having dinner with is a barbarian.

 

Both from the basilica.

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