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Minium: ODU Baseball Coach Chris Finwood uses the Classics of Western Civilization to Mold and Motivate His Players

"Do not act as if you were going to live ten thousand years. Death hangs over you. While you live, while it is in your power, be good." Marcus Aurelius

By Harry Minium

Chris Finwood keeps a dog-eared copy of a book titled "Meditations" on his desk. Considered a classic of Western Civilization, the book is a series of personal thoughts and reflections written by Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius before he died in 180 AD.

Finwood has dozens of sticky notes attached to pages so that he can quickly find quotes that inspire him.