While serving as Emperor, Aurelius wrote a series of notes and observations, following his quest for self-improvement. ‘100 Quotes by Marcus Aurelius: Great Philosophers & Their Inspiring Thoughts’ cherry-picks the most insightful musings from this inspiring leader. While many of his thoughts are rooted in Stoicism, readers may find themselves surprised at how many of his ideas are as relevant today as they were at the height of the Roman Empire. A thought-provoking book, ‘100 Quotes by Marcus Aurelius: Great Philosophers & Their Inspiring Thoughts’ is perfect for dipping in and out of.Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus (121 - 180) was born in Rome, and eventually went on to become its emperor. Raised by his paternal grandfather and his mother, Aurelius succeeded his uncle, Antoninus Pius, to rule over the Roman Empire. While at school, he was introduced to the philosophical practice of Stoicism, which promotes logic, perception, true knowledge, and self-control as the key factors to a fulfilled life. Aurelius embraced Stoicism to the full, even going as far as refusing to sleep in a bed.Whilst ruling as Emperor, Aurelius penned his thoughts and observations on the use and abuse of power. The resulting ‘Meditations’ is considered to be one of the most important books of all time, giving an insight into the challenges faced by even the mightiest of rulers.