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Meditations

by Marcus Aurelius

The Meditations are a set of personal reflections by Marcus Aurelius. He writes about the vicissitudes of his own life and explores how to live wisely and virtuously in an unpredictable world.Part of the Macmillan Collectors Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful b...
Publish Date
2020
April 7
Goodreads rating
4.23
ISBN
9781529015027
Tags
philosophysocial-sciencesnonfictionhistoryclassicsfiction
Recommendations
14
Recommendations
Dec 01, 2016
I kind of thrive on stress, so I’m almost embarrassed by how comforting I find this book. I don’t even agree with everything in it, but when philosophy is described in such practical language, it’s soothing.     source
Dec 13, 2017
It’s filled with wisdom on every page about how to live a centered life in the middle of multiple challenges.      source
Marcus Aurelius was absolutely life changing for me. It's the personal diary of the Emperor of Rome. Here's a guy who was probably the most powerful human being on Earth at the time he lived. He’s writing a diary to himself, never expecting it to be published. When you open this book, you realize he had all the same issues and all the same mental struggles, he was trying to be a better person. Right there, you figure out success and power don't improve your internal state, you still have to work on it.      source
Mar 22, 2014
great read (cc @naval)     source
Q: What are some books that you think the Daily Stoic audience will enjoy and learn from? DHH: I’d start with A Guide to the Good Life, then On the Shortness of Life by Seneca, then Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, then The Daily Stoic.     source
The private thoughts of the most powerful man in the world, admonishing himself on how to be better, more just, more immune to temptation, wiser.     source
Feb 04, 2012
A true classic, filled with stoic wisdom mostly about being your best rational self, doing good for its own sake, and not letting other people upset you.     source
Dec 07, 2019
@Tallisman2345 Great book     source
May 08, 2020
@superdealloc @tobyordoxford My most read book.     source
Aug 17, 2016
The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, the great philosopher-king, have been my constant companion over the years as I sought to find my place in the world around me. My journey toward self-awareness, toward applying philosophy to my everyday life, was entirely inspired by Marcus Aurelius.      source
Dec 09, 2017
My complete commentary on Larry Becker’s A New Stoicism, arguably the most important book on Stoicism since the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius...     source
Selected Books for the Manual for Civilization     source
I have given Meditations away to a number of people.     source