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" ... about that I was made for, and for the sake of which I was sent into the world? Was I then designed for nothing but to doze and keep warm beneath the counterpane? Well! but this is a comfortable way of living. Granting that: were you born only for... "
The Emperor-Marcus Antonius: his conversation with himself. together with ... - Page 63
by Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome) - 1701 - 270 pages
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The Emperor Marcus Antoninus His Conversation with Himself: Together with ...

Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome) - Stoicism - 1708 - 420 pages
...World ? Was I then defign'd for nothing but to Doze and Batten beneath the Counterpane? Well ! but this is a comfortable way of living. Granting that...thing? I thought Aftion had been the End of your Being r Pray look upon the Plants and Birds, the Pifmires, Spiders, and Bees, and you 1 fee them all Regular...
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The Emperor Marcus Antoninus: His Conversation with Himself. Together with ...

Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome) - Emperors - 1726 - 331 pages
...the World? Was I then defign'd for nothing but to dofe and batten beneath the Counterpane? Well! but this is a comfortable Way of living. Granting that : Wer't thou born only for Pleaiure ; were you never to do any thing? I thought Action had been the End of your Being: Pray look...
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Seed-grain for Thought and Discussion, Volume 2

Anna Cabot Lowell - Conduct of life - 1856
...Granting that: wast thou born only for Pleasure ; were you never to do anything ? I thought Action had been the End of your Being. Pray look upon the Plants and Birds, the Pismires, Spiders, and Bees, and you'll see them all regular and industrious, exerting their Nature...
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The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome) - Ethics - 1887 - 212 pages
...living. Granting that : were you born only for pleasure ? were you never to do anything ? Is not action the end of your being ? Pray look upon the plants and birds, the ants, spiders, and bees, and you will see them all exerting their nature, and busy in their station....
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