Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus (nicknamed the Wise or Philosopho) (26 April 121 - 17 March 180) was born in Rome, was co-emperor of the Roman Empire from 161 until his death in 180 he was the last of the so-called Five Good Emperors.
Meditations and Thoughts o himself Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius are a literary work consisting of a series of reflections of this philosopher, seemingly outside time without chronology.
"When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: The people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous, and surly. They are like this because they do not know how to tell good from evil. But I... have recognized that the wrongdoer has a nature related to my own." This and other useful affirmations from the second century Stoic philosopher and Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius have been retranslated for the first time in 35 years by Hays, classics professor at the University of Virginia. He includes an introduction that sketches the life of Aurelius and also summarizes the principles of Stoicism.