thou shalt find anything in this mortal life
better than righteousness, than truth, temperance,
fortitude, and in general better than a mind
contented both with those things which according
to right and reason she doth, and in those, which
without her will and knowledge happen unto thee
by the Providence: If I say, thou canst find out
anything better than this; apply thyself unto it
with thy whole heart.
MARCUS AURELIUS. MEDITATIONS. Book iii. 7.
who ever came into the world without an
innate idea of good and evil, fair and base,
becoming and unbecoming, happiness and misery,
proper and improper, what ought to be done and
what not to be done?
EPICTETUS. DISCOURSES. Book ii. §11. ¶1.
" If I say, thou canst find out anything better than this; apply thyself unto it with thy whole heart."ReplyDelete
Is he talking about cookies???
Chocolate CHUNK Cookies, then maybe...ReplyDelete
Definitely cookies... but they would be White Chocolate chunk Macadamia Nut Cookies. :)ReplyDelete
My wife says, "Yes, definitely white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies, but you must put cranberries in them!"ReplyDelete
If you can find anything in this life better than courage, wisdom, temperance, fortitude, justice, compassion, apply yourself to it with your whole heart. - Lessons from Marcus AureliusReplyDelete
A birthday message, if there even was one.