Marcus Aurelius Book V

Marcus Aurelius Book V

If:
The evil is not of my doing
nor the result of it
and the community it not endangered
why should it bother me

“Εἰ μήτε κακία ἐστὶ τοῦτο ἐμὴ μήτε ἐνέργεια κατὰ κακίαν ἐμὴν μήτε τὸ κοινὸν βλάπτεται, τί ὑπὲρ αὐτοῦ διαφέρομαι, τίς δὲ βλάβη τοῦ κοινοῦ;

  1. If this be no vice of mine nor the outcome of any vice of mine, and if the common interest does not suffer, why concern myself about it? And how can the common interest suffer?”
Marcus Aurelius Book V

Of interest, historical to me, previous quote, previous entry 10/16/08.

Marcus Aurelius (meditations)

Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius


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