Nothing whatsoever—neither popularity, nor wealth, nor power, or the pleasures of the flesh, nor anything of the sort—should compete in your affection for the good that flows from reason and neighborliness. Although for a while these inferior loves may seem quite compatible with an orderly life, they will soon overpower and destroy you. Simply and freely choose what is best, and never let go of it.
Marcus Aurelius, 121 – 180
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