From Marcus Aurelius

From Marcus Aurelius

“19. Every thing, be it a horse, be it a vine, has come into being for some end. Why wonder? Helios himself will say: I exist to do some work; and so of all the other Gods. For what then dost thou exist? For pleasure? Surely it is unthinkable.”

Excerpt From: Emperor of Rome Marcus Aurelius. “Meditations.” Book # VIII, #19

Everything is here for a purpose, from horses to vine shoots. What’s surprising about that? Even thew sun will tell you, “I have a purpose,” and the other gods as well. And why were you born? For pleasure? See if that answer will stand up to questioning.

Marcus Aurelius (Loeb Classical Library)

Delphi Complete Works of Marcus Aurelius – Marcus Aurelius

Meditations – Marcus Aurelius & Gregory Hays

Meditations: A New Translation (Modern Library)

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