love of self vs. opinion of others

January 15th, 2009

TheThinkMovement.com by j. saKiya sandifer

“I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinion of himself than on the opinion of others.”

This is quote by Marcus Aurelius.  His reputation as a philosopher rests upon one work, the Meditations. The Meditations take the form of a personal notebook and were probably written while he was on campaign in central Europe, c. AD 171-175.  The entries appear to be in no particular order and may simply be in the original order of composition.

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  • 1. leandra  |  January 15th, 2009 at 6:06 PM

    “Things that make you go hmmmm…”

    There isn’t much to say after this. It’s summed up quite nicely. This inspires me to always, always, always check my thoughts and motives.

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