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Brief is man’s life and small the nook of the earth where he lives – Marcus Aurelius

Brief is man’s life and small the nook of the earth where he lives; brief, too, is the longest posthumous fame, buoyed only by a succession of poor human beings who will very soon die and who know little of themselves, much less of someone who died long ago.

Marcus Aurelius

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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

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