Aurelius throughout his life adhered to the Stoical philosophy.
Natorp's article quoted there gives the reference to the passage in Aristotle, but does not recognize its connexion with the later Stoical distinction.
At the same time Christian ethics incorporated much of the current popular philosophy, especially large Stoical elements.
Through all his Stoical training Aurelius preserved the natural sweetness of his nature.
A sturdy and stoical temper was developed in the nation, which later helped parliamentary England in the struggle against the crown (1643-1648).
He is an earnest, sometimes stern and sometimes pathetic, preacher of righteousness, who despises the mere graces of style and the subtleties of an abstruse logic. He has no patience with mere antiquarian study of the Stoical writers.
Sabellius himself appears to have made use of Stoical formulas (irXaruveQ6ac,avvriXXeo-Oai), but he chiefly relied upon Scripture, especially such passages as Deut.
As distinctly Stoical is the doctrine of a fate to which even the gods must yield (ix.
He regarded the sun as the abode of God, the intelligent providence, or (in accordance with Stoical materialism) the vivifying fire or aether of the universe.
The third is merely the general rule of benevolence stated in the somewhat vague Stoical formula, that " no one is born for himself only."
As against the stoical self-sufficiency of the moralists, he dwelt on the helplessness of man and his dependence on his maker.
Tertullian, who is sometimes called an anthropomorphist, stood for the Stoical doctrine, that all reality, even the divine, is in a sense material.
The connexion in Roman law between the ideas of equity, nature, natural law and the law common to all nations, and the influence of the Stoical philosophy on their development, are fully discussed in the third chapter of the work we have referred to.
Very curious, in relation to modern evolutional ideas, is the Stoical doctrine that our world is but one of a series of exactly 1 Zeller says that through this distinction Aristotle first made possible the idea of development.
Foremost among these were the writings of Epicurus; but he had also an intimate knowledge of the philosophical poem of Empedocles, and at least an acquaintance with the works of Democritus, Anaxagoras, Heraclitus, Plato and the Stoical writers.
There was nothing of stoical austerity or of rhetorical indignation in the tone in which he treated the vices and follies of his time.