“It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.”
Meditations consists of twelve books of stoic philosophy written by the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius whilst he was on campaign between 170 and 180.
Hundreds of motivational images quoting dozens of excerpts from this book can be found all over the internet, both rightly and wrongly attributed. It is a volume I’d encourage anyone to read for themselves though, as depending on your situation, your mindset, and where you are in life you will have different takeaways from it. Many parts jumped out at me as particularly applicable to where I am at the moment, whilst many others did not.
This is definitely a collection I will revisit a few times as I traverse different points in my life. ★★★★☆
The Kindle version of this book is available for free on Amazon.