”When you’ve done well and another has benefited by it, why like a fool do you look for a third thing on top- credit for the good deed or a favour in return? ”
-Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 7.73
”These are the characteristics of the rational soul: self-awareness, self-examination, and self-determination. It reaps its own harvest… it succeeds in its own purpose…”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 11.1-2
”The lips of wisdom are closed, except to the ears of Understanding.”
THE HERMETIC PHILOSOPHY.