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Both you and he will be dead, and your very names will quickly be forgotten – “My Reading Life” – Bob Carr 

May 11th, 2012 · No Comments · Campaigning, Humanism, Philosophy, Power, Quotes

(Aurelius’ Meditations) does however, suggest two consolations. First, men are not intentional evildoers. And, second, their ‘enmities, suspicions, animosities and conflicts’ will vanish with the dust and ashes:

“That men of a certain type should behave as they do is inevitable. To wish it otherwise were to wish the fig-tree would not yield its juice. In any case, remember that in a very little while both you and he will be dead, and your very names will quickly be forgotten.”

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