Tag Archives: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

On the True Good

“All those who put pleasure in the highest position judge the good to be an object of the sense. We, on the other hand, who assign the good to the mind, take it to be an object of the understanding.” … Continue reading

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The Ball Bearings by which Justice Turns

“The ability of Canada’s legal system to function effectively and to deliver the kind of justice that Canadians need and deserve depends in large part on the ethical standards of our judges.” –Canadian Judicial Council Here in Canada, our 6 … Continue reading

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Recognize Erroneous Proclivities

“Before you can reform yourself, you must realize your error.” – Seneca, Letter 28.9 Before we can improve ourselves, we have to acknowledge our flaws. The same can be said with repairing a car engine, unless we can figure out … Continue reading

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Dealing with Anger

“The outcome of great anger is madness. Hence we should avoid anger, not to keep things in moderation, but to preserve our sanity.” – Seneca, Letter 18.15 Even though my understanding of Latin has faded into a dark cloudy dullness, … Continue reading

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Being in Chord with Nature

“Nature controls this visible realm by means of change. Clear skies follow after cloudy weather, seas become turbulent after a calm; winds blow in turn; day follows night. It is the world’s contrarieties that give rise to its longevity.” – … Continue reading

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Honor—Reason—Virtue

“Perfected reason is called virtue, and is also the same as the honorable.” – Seneca For those of you who have acquainted yourselves with Seneca’s letters, you may have discovered that he holds reason, virtue and honor as one and … Continue reading

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Death Awaits Us All

“There is no way to know for certain the place and time where death lies waiting for us, so let us wait for death at every moment along the way… We ought to prepare for death even before we plan … Continue reading

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Emergence of New Life

“And new wine is not put into old wineskins, lest they burst; nor is old wine put into a new wineskin, lest it spoil it.” – Didymos Judas Thomas Why might our arrival into this world be all that different … Continue reading

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