Make sure you're not made "Emperor", avoid the imperial stain. It can happen to you, so keep yourself simple, good, pure, saintly, plain, a friend of justice, god-fearing, gracious, affectionate, and strong for your proper work. Fight to remain the person that philosophy wished to make. Revere the gods, and look after each other. Life is short- the fruit of this life is a good character and acts for the common good.

—Marcus Aurelius(resource) Ryan Holiday, The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom