The More You Change, The Less Youth Fades.
From Meditations book 5 #6:
“Some People, when they do someone a favor, are always looking for a chance to call it in. And some aren’t, but they’re still aware of it–still regard it as a debt. But others don’t even do that. They’re like a vine that produces grapes without looking for anything in return.”
“Believe me, there is no insight to be gathered from the life of the working-class milieu…”
From: The Meditations, Book 5.
In he morning when thou risest unwillingly, let this thought be present-
I am rising to the work of a human being. Why then am I dissatisfied
if I am going to do the things for which I exist and for which I was brought into the world? Or have I been made for this, to lie in the bed-clothes and keep myself warm?-
It’s not who’s going to let me, it’s who’s going to stop me.
“All public praise amounts to nothing more than a clacking of tongues.” -Meditations Book 6
“It can ruin your life only if it ruins your character. Otherwise, it cannot harm you- inside or out”
-Marcus Aurelius Book 4 #8