"Walk With The Gods"

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Context: Marcus Aurelius, the Roman emperor who wrote his meditations in Greek, was a Stoic philosopher. He believed that man should rely on the divine reason within himself and that external pleasures and sufferings should be matters of indifference. In order to walk or live with the gods, man should...

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Context: Marcus Aurelius, the Roman emperor who wrote his meditations in Greek, was a Stoic philosopher. He believed that man should rely on the divine reason within himself and that external pleasures and sufferings should be matters of indifference. In order to walk or live with the gods, man should use their gift of reason.

Walk with the Gods! And he does walk with the Gods, who lets them see his soul invariably satisfied with its lot and carrying out the will of that "genius," a particle of himself, which Zeus has given to every man as his Captain and guide–and this is none other than each man's intelligence and reason.

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