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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

9001 Marus Aurelius 121-180 John Bartlett

AUTHOR:Marcus Aurelius (121–180)
QUOTATION:For a man can lose neither the past nor the future; for how can one take from him that which is not his? So remember these two points: first, that each thing is of like form from everlasting and comes round again in its cycle, and that it signifies not whether a man shall look upon the same things for a hundred years or two hundred, or for an infinity of time; second, that the longest lived and the shortest lived man, when they come to die, lose one and the same thing.
ATTRIBUTION:Meditations. ii. 14.