Tag Archives: Virtue

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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Rediscover your Kindred Star

“Aim for the brightest star to know who you truly are!” My personal mission statement can also be treated as an allegory by which to reveal more subtle layers of being. It is a reminder to reach for what is … Continue reading

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Turn problems into solutions

“This is the mark of perfection of character—to spend each day as if it were your last, without frenzy, laziness, or any pretending.” – Marcus Aurelius The manner in which we turn problems into solutions will largely reflect on our … Continue reading

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Know what’s within your control

“Above all, it is necessary for a person to have a true self-estimate, for we commonly think we can do more than we really can.” — Seneca, On Tranquility of Mind, 5.2 It may be cute to see a young … Continue reading

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Exercise Prudence with Integrity

“Allow yourself to think only those thoughts that match your principles and can bear the bright light of day. Day by day, your choices, your thoughts, your actions fashion the person you become. Your integrity determines your destiny.” ― Heraclitus … Continue reading

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