Thursday, 2 June 2011

A Very Big Thank You.

Well we have crashed through the thousand ‘hits’ on this blog, so a big thank you to everyone who has taken the time to look at my ramblings.  Recent visitors to this site have been from Russia, Italy, Serbia and Jordan to name just a few - welcome to you all and please do come back.
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It has been a while since I have put any quotes on here, so it is about time I put that right.  Below is a selection from a gentleman called Marcus Aurelius - a Roman emperor who was a Stoic philosopher.  At his ascension there was widespread rejoicing, as at last Plato’s prediction of a philosopher-king had become a reality.  You can read much more about Marcus online, but in the meantime here are a selection of his quotes and thoughts:
“Time is a river, a violent current of events, glimpsed once and already carried past us, and another follows and is gone."
“Nothing happens to anyone that he can’t endure.  The same thing happens to other people and they weather it unharmed - out of sheer obliviousness or because they want to display “character”.  Is wisdom really so much weaker than ignorance and vanity?”
“Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.” 
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.”
“To be like the rock that waves keep crashing over.  It stands unmoved and the raging of the sea falls still around it.”
“Remember nothing belongs to you but your flesh and blood - and nothing else is under you control.”

Hopefully you will find at least one of these thought-provoking  - your feedback is welcome.

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