Reflections or should I say Meditation on a Saturday evening...

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties 01238708

Reflections or should I say Meditation on a Saturday evening... when I am in the mood to reflect or meditate most of my readers know I go to my favorite book that is hand reach from my laptop. Indeed:  The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius!

No more roundabout discussion of what makes a good man. Be one!     Marcus Aurelius

In writing and reading you must learn before you can teach. Yet more so in life.     Marcus Aurelius

If it is not right, don't do it: if it is not true, don't say it.     Marcus Aurelius


Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach out to me directly!! If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu, feel free to contact me at 310.486.1002 ( m) or visit one of my websites at I contribute a portion of my commission to local animal rescue organizations. Endre Barath, Jr. Realtor at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties DRE#01238708

Comments (11)

Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Your meditations go deep!  I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend!

Sep 10, 2023 03:50 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Thank you for sharing. I have never read Marcus Aurelius but I had to learn that his statue was one of the great equestrian statues of Roman times and I was surprised that he died in Vindabona (Vienna)   He was impressively direct

Sep 10, 2023 04:01 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Endre. I have to get a copy of this book! Marcus makes what many think is complicated simple. That is the quest of the truly wise man. Enjoy your day.

Sep 10, 2023 05:14 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Endre... wish I could have selected a favorite quote... but it proved impossible... they were all my favorite!

Sep 10, 2023 05:38 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Excellent quotes for any day. Thank you for sharing!

Sep 10, 2023 06:33 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Endre, Marcus Aurelius had a remarkable talent for simplifying complex ideas into profound quotes. Here's a classic example that can shape your well-being  "The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts." 

Sep 10, 2023 08:14 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Endre those are hypnotizing eyes.  Great job in capturing that picture.

Sep 10, 2023 12:05 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

We all have our own forms of meditation, Endre. I do like this quote: If it is not right, don't do it: if it is not true, don't say it. - Marcus Aurelius 

Wish more people would follow this!

Sep 10, 2023 03:54 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Endre- what I like is that his thoughts are to the point and clear. If it isn't right, don't do it!  everyone understands that. 

Sep 10, 2023 05:50 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. - I know you have talked about Marcus Aurelius in past blogs.  His words have made a deep impression on you.  Those words have shaped your values well.  

Sep 10, 2023 07:07 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

I love all of his quotes, Endre but, this one resonates today as we are faced (almost daily) with online 'personas' who are not anything as they attempt to portray to the world! 

If it is not right, don't do it: if it is not true,

don't say it.     Marcus Aurelius

Sep 10, 2023 09:35 PM