Tag Archives: Virtue

Respect Supports 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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Gems of Delight

“Primum non nocerum. (First do no harm)” – Hippocrates The word ‘aphorism’ was originally used by an ancient Greek physician in view to treating disease. So one might say they were antidotal in scope. Today we often use the term … Continue reading

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Being of Great Soul

“A great-souled person doesn’t chase after things held in popular esteem, or things in which others excel; the actions he is inclined to perform are few, but great and renowned.” – Aristotle As it stands the topic of today’s discussion … Continue reading

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How to be Humane

“To help others, one must first establish one’s own humane character” – Confucius To be humane is to be concerned for the well being of others, and to work within one’s means to achieve such an end. This is my … Continue reading

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Enable noble desires to surface

We could say that every human desire – no matter how narcissistic or indulging – has some trace of goodness to it; some small intent to attain what is beneficial. This would imply that there are desires more advantageous than … Continue reading

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Grow in Love and Wisdom

What does it mean to grow in love and wisdom? Can we have one and not the other? A beautiful horse gallops across the grassy fields on a warm summer’s day; the swiftness of its beating hooves a delicate sound … Continue reading

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