Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Thought for the week

Here, Marcus Aurelius is uncharacteristic in tone. He may have just read a biography of Nero, or perhaps he was being prescient about his own son and successor, the cruel and wanton Commodus:

'A black heart! A womanish, wilful heart; the heart of a brute, a beast of the field; childish, stupid, and false; a huckster's heart, a tyrant's heart.'

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