…the sick individual finds himself at home with all other similarly sick individuals. The whole culture is geared to this kind of pathology. The result is that the average individual does not experience the separateness and isolation the fully schizophrenic person feels. He feels at ease among those who suffer from the same deformation; in fact, it is the fully sane person who feels isolated in the insane society – and he may suffer so much from the incapacity to communicate that it is he who may become psychotic.
~ Erich Fromm (Anatomy of Human Destructiveness)
Quotations from Greek and Roman philosophers that illustrate the origins and practice of Stoicism and the pursuit of the Good Life. A complete course in Stoicism including cultural background, chronology, examples, and Arrian’s notes. Largest source for classical quotations. Aide memoire to locate a given text or idea.
The following passages is an excerpt from The Stoic’s Bible:
THE SEVEN SAGES
6th c. B.C.
SOURCE: as noted.
On being asked what is difficult: To know oneself. What is easy? To give advice to another. What is pleasant? Success. What is divine? That which has neither beginning nor end. The strangest thing he had ever seen? An aged tyrant. Thales of Miletus. D.L.I. pp.37, 39.
How shall we lead the best and most righteous life? By refraining from doing what we blame in others. Thales. D.L.I. p.39.
To Thales belongs the proverb: KNOW THYSELF. D.L.I. p.41.
One should say what is probable and shroud in silence that which is impossible. Thales. PL. Mor .2, p.429. Read more…
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