The Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (2008)
- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (author)
- Michael Silverthorne (editor)
- James Moore (editor)
- James Moor (translator)
- Francis Hutcheson (translator)
This influential classical work offers a vision of a universe governed by a natural law that obliges us to love mankind and to govern our lives in accordance with the natural order of things. Editors Hutcheson and Moor contrasted the serenity recommended and practiced by Marcus Aurelius with the divisive sectarianism then exhibited by their fellow Presbyterians in Scotland and elsewhere.
Do nothing with reluctance, or forgetting the kind social bond, or without full inquiry, or hurried into it by any passion. Seek not to set off your thoughts with studied elegance. Be neither a great talker, nor undertaker of many things. And let the God within thee find he rules a man of courage,…