Meditations: Complete and Unabridged (Clydesdale Classics) (Paperback)

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By Marcus Aurelius, George W. Chrystal (Translated by), Carolyn Gregoire (Foreword by)
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Completely unabridged, with a new foreword written by Huffington Post writer Carolyn Gregoire, this publication of Meditations is an all-encompassing collection of Marcus Aurelius’s works.
  • “Do every deed, speak every word, think every thought in the knowledge that you may end your days any moment.”
  • “We have body, soul, and intelligence. To the body belong the senses, to the soul the passions, to the intelligence principles.”
  • “Think not as your insulter judges or wishes you to judge: but see things as they truly are.”
  • “To pursue impossibilities is madness; and it is impossible that the wicked should not act in some such way as this.”
  • “Order not your life as though you had ten thousand years to live. Fate hangs over you. While you live, while yet you may, be good.”

Meditations is a collection of twelve books written by Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. This set of books was originally compiled in the form of private journals. Marcus Aurelius used these notes as personal guides to live by and to better himself as a ruler.

He compiled these journals during his time as emperor, and while they were not intended for public consumption, there are valuable lessons to be gleaned from his wisdom. The entries include his views of stoicism—the Hellenistic philosophy devoid of “destructive emotions” that could tamper with logic—and its practical use in ruling and military tactics.

About the Author


Marcus Aurelius was born in 121 AD. He was the Roman emperor between 161 AD and 180 AD. His Meditations are our closest link to Ancient Stoicism and its practices.

Carolyn Gregoire is a senior writer at the Huffington Post. Her focus areas include human behavior, psychology, and neuroscience. Her work has been featured in the New Republic, Time magazine, Scientific American, among other publications. Additionally, she is the coauthor of the book Wired to Create. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781945186240
ISBN-10: 1945186240
Publisher: Clydesdale
Publication Date: January 2nd, 2018
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Clydesdale Classics