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Marcus Aurelius
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  • Bertrand Russell was not impressed with Marcus AureliusMeditations. He described the writings as evidence of a  "tired age" where people who could not be happy pretended it didn’t matter while they focused on being good.
  • We burned copies of Dante and Swift and Marcus Aurelius.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • He quoted a passage from Marcus Aurelius, something he felt strongly about.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • Puerile they may be; but these sublime puerilities were peculiar to Saint Francis d’Assisi and of Marcus Aurelius.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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  • In his library he read, to soothe himself, from the works of Marcus Aurelius.
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game
  • He lifted the breadbox and took out a tiny volume bound in leather, and the gold tooling was almost completely worn away—The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius in English translation.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • They drew attention to human fellowship, they were preoccupied with politics, and many of them, notably the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius (A.D. 121-180), were active statesmen.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Marcus Aurelius.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • Oh, it wasn’t always vexation or the snapping and bickering of little dogs to which Marcus Aurelius compares the daily carryings on of men, though I once in a while see what he was getting at.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • There was a long account of an inspection Commerce himself had conducted on the quadrangle, a description of a girl he had dated from Agnes Scott, a conversation he had with his father, an argument he had with his roommates, more test scores, and some quotations from Marcus Aurelius.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline

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  • Socrates should enter into Adam and produce Marcus Aurelius; in other words, the man of wisdom should be made to emerge from the man of felicity.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Like to read Marcus Aurelius?
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • Who else would have stolen Marcus Aurelius?" He went into the sitting room and pulled a chair near to the sleeping Adam.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
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