DOTH any man offend? It is against himself that he doth offend: why should it trouble thee?
MARCUS AURELIUS. MEDITATIONS. Book iv. 21.
ONE thing there is, and that only, which is worth our while in this World, and ought by as much to be esteemed; and that is, according to truth and righteousness, meekly and lovingly to converse with false, and unrighteous men.
MARCUS AURELIUS. MEDITATIONS. Book vi. 42.
WHEN thou wilt comfort and cheer thyself, call to mind the several gifts and virtues of them, whom thou dost daily converse with; as for example, the industry of the one; the modesty of another; the liberality of a third ; of another some other thing. For nothing can so much rejoice thee, as the resemblances and parallels of several virtues, visible and eminent in the dispositions of those who live with thee.
MARCUS AURELIUS. MEDITATIONS. Book vi. 43.