From Marcus Aurelius 8
“Give yourself a gift: the present moment.
People out for posthumous fame forget that the Generation To Come will be the same annoying people they know now. And just as mortal. What does it matter to you if they say x about you, or think y?”
- Excerpt From: Emperor of Rome Marcus Aurelius. “Meditations.”
Book 8, No. 44
Meditations: A New Translation (Modern Library)