Make sure you are not made Emperor: avoid that imperial stain. It can happen to you, so keep yourself simple, good, pure, saintly , plain, a friend of justice, god-fearing, gracious, affectionate, and strong for your proper work. Fight to remain the person that philosophy wished to make you. Revere the gods, and look after each other. Life is short- the fruit of this life is a good character and acts for the common good.

Marcus Aelius Aurelius 121-180 AD   Roman Empire    Roman Emperor,161 to 180 and a Stoic philosopher

Historical Age: Pax Romano 50 BC – 500 AD; Astrological Age, Pisces 1 AD-2000; Sun Sign, Taurus