“People look for retreats for themselves,

in the country, by the coast, or in the hills…

There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat

than in his own mind…

So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”

Marcus Aurelius

“When you arise in the morning,

think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive,

to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”

Marcus Aurelius