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This quote is from Marcus Aurelius' Meditations, written on campaign between 170-180 a.d.. Following is the quote as found in the Penguin Classics Marcus Aurelius Meditations 2006, #49, Book 4, pg 33; "Be like the rocky headland on which the waves constantly break. It stands firm, and round it the seething waters are laid to rest. 'It is my bad luck that ...
It seems to be an actual quote from "The Emperor's Handbook: A New Translation of The Meditations" as you can see at Google Books.
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