Emperor of Rome 161 AD-180 AD
Nothing is more wretched than the man who travels about everywhere, and pries into things beneath the earth, as the poet says, and strives to conjecture the thoughts of his neighbors, without perceiving that it is sufficient to attend to the divinity within and to reverence it sincerely. And to revere the divinity means keeping it free from passion and frivolity, and content with the gods and men.
for the governance of the gods merits veneration for it’s excellence; and the deed of men should be dear to us by reason of our kinship with them. Sometimes they even move our pity by their ignorance of good and evil; this defect is as great as blindness which cannot tell white from black.