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Steve Forbes A must read for business leaders. This is a fantastic achievement.
Josiah Bunting II Superintendent, Virginia Military Institute Timeless, magnificent, simple: the essential book on character, leadership, duty. No translation does the Emperor's Meditations better or nobler justice.
Admiral Stansfield Turner Former Director of the CIA All of us today would do well to take counsel from Marcus Aurelius. His pithy aphorisms lay out a philosophy of individual responsibility that should be of great value to each of us, whether in leading fulfilling lives, managing corporations, or leading countries.
Kenneth L. Woodward author of The Book of Miracles David and Scot Hicks have endowed serious readers with a marvelous new translation of a text that still challenges any society that hopes to understand what it means to be civilized.
Donald Kagan Hillhouse Professor of History and Classics at Yale University The wisdom contained in this handbook has been admired through the ages. The Hicks brothers' excellently clear translation happily now makes it accessible.
Jacques Barzun author of From Dawn to Decadence The Meditations is a work I disliked for its flaccid piety and self-concern from the time I read it years ago. But a look for curiosity's sake into this new translation has led me to read it all with genuine pleasure. The philosophical observations are the same but the tone is manly and there is a subtle and agreeable variety as the subject changes from self to the world and to the gods.
Victor Davis Hanson Professor of Classics at California State University This new, accessible translation by Scot and David Hicks of the emperor's famous Stoic handbook reflects far better the flavor of Marcus Aurelius's own style. Americans should read Marcus -- and this new edition now makes it a joy.
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Greek
Aurelius has been my mentor for a few years now and this book provides the goldilocks comfort of embracing stoic philosophy. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Don
This is a wonderful guidebook for living. The contemporary translation brings to life Marcus's writings from nearly two thousand years ago.Published 1 month ago by Jeremy Harris
Written so long ago and still relevant. Outstanding commentary.Published 1 month ago by josephbonacci
Pretty awesome to read the last emporer journals. Many friends- who don't like to read even- borrow this bookPublished 1 month ago by Samuel Hampton
Right from the preface (with historical context of the text) I was hooked. Inspired to buy the book because Zen pencil created a wonderful poster based on a quote from the book.Published 2 months ago by Lomad
I don't think it's a stretch to say that few books have shaped how I've thought more than this one. Even though these writings come from the time of the Romans, the advice comes... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Samuel Hathaway
This book was one of the best purchases of my year. Everybody should read the wisdom of Marcus Aurelius. It is full of memorable quotes, open-mindedness, and positive thinking. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Timothy Rule
This has been one of my favorites for years! It is also my go to graduation gift for those young men heading out on their own.Published 4 months ago by Amanda Vidrine