If you have seen Gladiator, the blockbuster interpreted gives Russel Crowe, probably you'll love, as well as the brave hero Maximum Tenth Meridio, also the old Roman Emperor Marco Aurelio, that in all circumstances appears wise, paterno, balanced, very human, a fact quite unique in the disheartening spectacle for centuries by leading citizens of Rome, basically a bunch of crazy bloodthirsty and power. Well, this recent cinematic representation of Marcus Aurelius approaches to the very real character as it has been handed down by the sources, ie a person sincerely lover of peace and harmony between peoples, although forced by fate to fight numerous wars, cultured, refined, interested in his philosophy and writer himself, the most enlightened and noble spirit of ancient Rome according to most scholars. Is there something more and better to know a figure of the past of his own words? Here below some famous maximum taken from the Emperor's works, phrases that immediately strike you with the depth of thought and for the author not common moral stature. Here they are. "We are in the world for mutual aid, as walking, like hands, as eyelids, as the upper and lower teeth in a row; as a result is contrary to nature every mutual counteraction ". "How large is the benefit of those who does not care what your neighbor says, to what he or she commits, what you think! We must think about what we do, so that our work is just, holy and conformable to goodness. Do not look at other people's costumes; run on your way right, without deviation ". "Great defense system: do not be like the aggressor ". "It 'legacy of kings do well and be a victim of ill fame". "The rational being, if it acts according to nature, It acts according to reason ". "One thing that does not bring utilities to the swarm even brings it to the bee". Unlikely, if not impossible, find part of the Roman Empire an equally high intellect and wise (Photo gives: biografiasyvidas.com).