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A vine cannot behave olively – Marcus Aurelius
A vine cannot behave olively, nor an olive tree vinely – it is impossible, inconceivable. No more can a human being wholly efface his native disposition.
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Marcus Aurelius was a Roman emperor from 161 to 180 and a Stoic philosopher. He was the last of the rulers known as the Five Good Emperors, and the last emperor of the Pax Romana, an age of relative peace and stability for the Roman Empire. He served as Roman consul in 140, 145, and 161. Born: 26 April 121 AD, Rome, Italy Died: 17 March 180 AD, Vindobona, Austria Profession: Philosopher Nationality: Italiam/Roman