Features tagged in the Philosophical Category of Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius Exercises

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Marcus Aurelius' Failure Practice It All the time, we fail to practice the four Stoic virtues. What does that mean? What should we do next? Marcus Aurelius writes in Meditations V.9: "Do not give up in disgust or impatience if you do ...
Stoic Penknife Exercise
Marcus Aurelius's Freedom to Virtue Practice It In Book IV of his Meditations, Marcus Aurelius writes as an exercise for himself, "Does what's happened keep you from acting with justice, generosity, self-control, sanity, prudence, honesty, humil...
Stoic Penknife Exercise
Marcus Aurelius' Hero's Indexing Practice It Marcus Aurelius begins his Meditations with the words, "From my grandfather Verus: decency and mild temper..." (I, i). In this, the first and longest passage, Marcus Aurelius creates a list or "ind...
Stoic Penknife Exercise
Marcus Aurelius' Obstacle Converter Practice It You're face-to-face with an obstacle. This exercise helps you "convert" that obstacle into "the way." As Marcus Aurelius writes in Book V of his Meditations, "Our actions may be impeded . . . but t...
Stoic Penknife Exercise
Marcus Aurelius' Invitation to Perspective Practice It One of Marcus Aurelius' most frequent exercise-practices is a reflection on the puniness of mortal indignations, vexations and frustrations in the light of the insane scope of the cosmos and infini...
Stoic Penknife Exercise
Marcus Aurelius Meets Difficult People Practice It One of Marcus Aurelius' most common exercise themes is the question of how to work with aggressive or difficult people. His meditations are filled with sentences like, "If he did wrong, the harm is...
Stoic Penknife Exercise

Marcus Aurelius Quotations from Stoic Philosophers

Quotations from Stoic Philosophers like Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, Epictetus

Marcus Aurelius Stoic Doctrines