"Love follows knowledge."
"Beauty above all beauty!"
– St. Catherine of Siena

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Notable Quote: Marcus Aurelius on Going to Work

So here is a great quote for a Monday morning from the philosopher Emperor, Marcus Aurelius.  From his Meditations

At dawn, when you have trouble getting out of bed, tell yourself: “I have to go to work — as a human being. What do I have to complain of, if I’m going to do what I was born for — the things I was brought into the world to do? Or is this what I was created for? To huddle under the blankets and stay warm?…So you were born to feel “nice”? Instead of doing things and experiencing them? Don’t you see the plants, the birds, the ants and spiders and bees going about their individual tasks, putting the world in order, as best they can? And you’re not willing to do your job as a human being? Why aren’t you running to do what your nature demands?

In other words, get your ass out of bed and get to work.  The holidays are over.


  1. Hang in there Manny... Like Marcus said in so many words: if the plants, the birds, the ants, spiders and bees go about their individual tasks putting the world in order as best they can so why can't we do "IT" also?

    I hear YA Man... What does philosopher Victor #2, "I" mean what does sinner vic say about this post?

    Philosopher sinner vic has been known to think that "The Three in "ONE", the soul, the spirit and flesh is influenced by the combined power of his/her earthly thoughts while telling Victor to keep his divine parts pure and to himself. LOL



    GOD (Good Old Dad) bless you and your family Manny in this year of our LORD 2017.

    Until next time... please keep praying for me, me and me. :( :)

    1. LOL, Victor, that was my own video! Thanks. I was playing football with Matthew at the park today since we had a holiday (MLK Day) here in the States. Hey I love hearing Philosopher Vic pontificate. I will pray for you and your family.