Marcus Aurelius Quote

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Marcus Aurelius Quote

Post by cs28820n » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:06 pm

As a student of both Ancient Greek and Latin I have been attempting to find the quote, "Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart." which is attributed to Marcus Aurelius almost everywhere on the Internet, yet it is never cited. I would assume the original quote would be Greek as that is was Meditations was written in, however I have also seen some original texts in Latin. Has anyone seen this quote in the original or know the source of the quote???


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Re: Marcus Aurelius Quote

Post by furrykef » Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:11 pm

I looked at Marcus Aurelius's Wikiquote page, and I think this must be the one. Luckily, it's one of the quotes that has the Greek:
Marcus Aurelius wrote:Adapt yourself to the environment in which your lot has been cast, and show true love to the fellow-mortals with whom destiny has surrounded you.

Οἷς συγκεκλήρωσαι πράγμασι, τούτοις συνάρμοζε σεαυτόν, καὶ οἷς συνείληχας ἀνθρώποις, τούτους φίλει, ἀλλ ἀληθινῶς.

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Re: Marcus Aurelius Quote

Post by REGUMREX69 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:56 pm

Is there in Latin a word that just means "thought"?

Marcus Aurelius possibly used "opinio" in that sense.

http://tinyurl.com/ramanathoughtsgoogle

http://preview.tinyurl.com/ramanagrahamboyd



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Re: Marcus Aurelius Quote

Post by thesaurus » Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:57 am

REGUMREX69 wrote:Is there in Latin a word that just means "thought"?

Marcus Aurelius possibly used "opinio" in that sense.

http://tinyurl.com/ramanathoughtsgoogle

http://preview.tinyurl.com/ramanagrahamboyd
Perhaps I'm missing something, but Aurelius didn't write in Latin, and I don't see what these links have to do with the present discussion. (Also, "cogitatio" also means "thought")
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Re: Marcus Aurelius Quote

Post by REGUMREX69 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:29 pm

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