things a good man would do

like so


How much freedom

is gained if a man ignores what

his neighbor said or did or intended

and considers only what he himself is doing

and how to make his actions just and right, the

kind of things a good man would do! Don’t let

your attention be caught by the darkness

of others’ movements; just run straight

on the line, with no ungainly



Marcus Aurelius

the annotated marcus