Marcus Aurelius quote about calm from Meditations - nowhere either with more quiet or more freedom from trouble does a man retire than into his own soul
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nowhere either with more quiet or more freedom from trouble does a man retire than into his own soul
 Marcus Aurelius, Meditations (c. 170 - 180). copy citation

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Author Marcus Aurelius
Source Meditations
Topic calm inwardness
Date c. 170 - 180
Language English
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Note Translated by George Long
Weblink https://www.gutenberg.org/files/15877/15877-h/15877-h.htm

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“Men seek retreats for themselves, houses in the country, sea-shores, and mountains; and thou too art wont to desire such things very much. But this is altogether a mark of the most common sort of men, for it is in thy power whenever thou shalt choose to retire into thyself. For nowhere either with more quiet or more freedom from trouble does a man retire than into his own soul, particularly when he has within him such thoughts that by looking into them he is immediately in perfect tranquillity; and I affirm that tranquillity is nothing else than the good ordering of the mind. Constantly then give to thyself this retreat, and renew thyself; and let thy principles be brief and fundamental, which, as soon as thou shalt recur to them, will be sufficient to cleanse the soul completely, and to send thee back free from all discontent with the things to which thou returnest.” source

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