Tag Archives: Virtue

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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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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Core Life Skills

“An archer ought not to hit the mark sometimes and miss it sometimes: anything that gets its results by chance is not a skill.” – Seneca Here’s a brief summary of the core virtues (skills) that matter most in my … Continue reading

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Philosophy Begins in Wonder

“The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth.” – Albert Einstein At the heart of a good education remains wonder. No matter how you turn the principles … Continue reading

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Digging for Philosopher’s Gold

“Men dig tons of earth to find a measly piece of gold.” – Heraclitus An ounce of pure gold will land you about 2 thousand dollars here in Canada. Should you hire a private contractor to dig up your backyard … Continue reading

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Respect Holds Common Ground

“Our own worth is measured by what we devote our energy to.” – Marcus Aurelius Representatives from all around the world powwow in order to address the major issues pertaining to Global Change but seated at the round table resides … Continue reading

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Avoid Unnecessary Suffering

‘Suffering is neither unendurable nor everlasting, if you keep its limits in mind and do not add to it through your own imagination.’ – Epicurus Whether grieving loss or separation, or experiencing the tension of fatigue or anxiety, the reins … Continue reading

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Dignity Grounds the Profound

“Wisdom purges our minds of illusion, giving them a substantive dignity while curtailing the sort of dignity that is all empty show.” – Seneca, Letters from a Stoic Based on this quote one might gather that dignity allows for composure … Continue reading

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Living with Congruence

“If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.” – Gordon A Eadie We experience personal integrity when what we say, do and believe are in congruence. This doesn’t automatically fall into place, but requires ongoing effort and … Continue reading

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The Splendour of Beauty’s Light

“If all people worked for the beautiful, and endeavoured to do the most beautiful things, everything people need in common, and the greatest good for each in particular, would be achieved.” – Aristotle How the trees of the forest run … Continue reading

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