Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Triumph of Virtue - Unpublished Selections Explained, Med. VII.43

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Meditation VII.43 - The Triumph of Virtue - Translated by George Long and rewritten by Russell McNeil

No joining others in their wailing, no violent emotion.(1)


(1) This is the essence of Stoicism and the triumph of virtue: subdue emotion; control temper; dispense with pleasure; ignore pain; reject power; refuse the prize; scorn reputation; despise fame; laugh at death; be just; be at peace; conquer life.

Russell McNeil, PhD, is the author of The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius: Selections Annotated and Explained by Skylight Paths Publishing. The unpublished selections presented in this Blog are provided as supplemental material to the published selections which are annotated and explained in the book. The published selections are referenced in this Blog by page number and section.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wasn't it either Epictetus or Seneca who said that if something bad happens to somebody we know, we should mourn with them. Even if we have to pretend to, or something along those lines.

Not saying that I necessarily agree with that though.