Quote of the day 31st August 2020

 “The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.” 

(Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor,

This is such a suspiciously good quote that I thought I'd better check it's provenance. I did find at the end of book 11 of Marcus Aurelius's "Meditations" a form of words, much less memorable in the George Long translation I was reading than the words, above but which might possibly be one translation of a passage in latin which could also be translated as above. 

The emperor appears to be reporting the opinions of the Greek Stoic philosopher Epictetus and considering them alongside those of Socrates.)


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