Sunday, January 4, 2015

That's Not Necessary

Civil War Sculpture - foot of Capitol Hill
Washington, DC

For most of what we say and do is unnecessary, and if a man leaves them out, he will have more leisure and less trouble. So on every occasion a man should ask himself, "Is this one of the unnecessary thing?" Further, a man should leave off not only unnecessary acts, but also unnecessary thoughts, for thus superfluous acts will not follow after.
(Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Chapter 1, Verse 24)
4 January 2015

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