Marcus Aurelius was a philosopher and emperor of Rome (A.D. 161–180). In Meditations, we get a glimpse of Aurelius’ thoughts and reflections on life, spirituality and wisdom. Meditations is considered one of the greatest works of philosophical reflection ever written.
Aurelius was a stoic philosopher, and his stoicism is made very clear throughout the book. Mediations discusses a wide array of ideas about life, leadership, power, relationships and much more. You will find many quotable lines in this book because even though it was written two thousand years ago, Aurelius’ reflections are still very much relevant today.
Although his style is very straightforward and easy to read, I wouldn’t recommend reading it in large chunks, but rather take your time with each chapter, and reflect on its ideas. I would definitely recommend reading Meditations for the massive value it holds within its pages.