A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.
About the Author
Marcus Oh Really Us (From the Latin: Marcus Oh (as in Oh My) Really (are you sure) Us (we are all in this together); Yes I am still alive).
I am generally considered of the most important of the Stoic philosophers and always trying to keep ahead of my alter ego Marcus Aurelius, of Gladiator fame. I spend my days trying to understand the difference between a rock and a hard place (isn’t a rock a hard place?). I love to ponder what will be or sometimes … to be or not to be for that matter. I am often referred to as your Humorousness; others just call me goofy/silly, but just don’t call me late for dinner. He loves his food, often heard saying, “where is the nearest buffet?”