Robert Bridges, ed. (18441930). The Spirit of Man: An Anthology. 1916.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121180)
|.. CONSIDER 1 too that thou thyself often sinnest, and however thou differ from others, thou art yet of the same stuff as they.|| 1|
| And if may be thou refrain from certain sins, yet thou hast at least the disposition to commit them;|| 2|
| Even though thro cowardice or concern for thy reputation or for some such mean motive thou mayst refrain
|Note 1. Marcus Aurelius, xi. 16. It is questionable whether the word Sin should be used in translating a Stoic: but with this warning I think it best serves in this place. [Trans. R. Bridges.] [back]|