Distribution Automatique

Thursday, December 4

The way people behave. They refuse to admire their
contemporaries, the people whose lives they share. No,
but to be admired by Posterity- people they've never met
and never will- that's what they set their hearts on. You
might as well be upset at not being a hero to
your great-grandfather.

Marcus Aurelius
A new translation, with an
introduction by Gregory Hays
The Modern Library, 2003