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quinta-feira, novembro 26, 2015

KEEPING THE DIVINITY WITHIN

"In man's life his time is a mere instant, his existence a flux, his perception fogged, his whole bodily composition rotting, his mind a whirligig, his fortune unpredictable, his fame unclear. To put it shortly: all things of the body stream away like a river, all things of the mind are dreams and delusion; life is warfare, and a visit in a strange land; the only lasting fame is oblivion. What then can escort us on our way? One thing, and one thing only: philosophy. This consists in keeping the divinity within us inviolate and free form harm, master of pleasure and pain, doing nothing without aim, truth, or integrity, and independent from others' action or failure to act".

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, II,17

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