Whenever you take offense at someone's wrongdoing, immediately turn to your own similar failings, such as seeing money as good, or pleasure, or a little fame — whatever form it takes. By thinking on this, you'll quickly forget your anger, considering also what compels them — for what else could they do? Or, if you are able, remove their compulsion.

 

— Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 10.30 (resource), Ryan Holiday, The 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living

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