Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus, remembered as Marcus Aurelius (April 26, 121 CE – March 17, 180 CE), Roman Emperor from 161 to 180. He ruled with Lucius Verus as co-emperor from 161 until Verus' death in 169. He was the last of the Five Good Emperors, and is also considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers. Marcus Aurelius' Stoic tome Meditations, written in Greek while on campaign between 170 and 180, is still revered as a literary monument to a philosophy of service and duty, describing how to find and preserve equanimity in the midst of conflict by following nature as a source of guidance and inspiration.
“If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not
right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no
one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues
in his self-deception and ignorance who is harmed.”
~ Marcus Aurelius, Meditations