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Provoked by the sight of a handsome man or a beautiful woman – Marcus Aurelius

Provoked by the sight of a handsome man or a beautiful woman, you will discover within you the contrary power of self-restraint. Faced with pain, you will discover the power of endurance. If you are insulted, you will discover patience. In time, you will grow to be confident that there is not a single impression that you will not have the moral means to tolerate.

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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