Brilliant book by the Emperor and stoic philosopher, Marcus Aurelius. Reading this, you can feel yourself becoming firmly grounded and feeling able to handle just about anything with the right perspective.
My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.