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Know Thyself...and Know Thy Friends!

In his famous treatise, Nicomachean Ethics, written over two thousand years ago, the Greek philosopher Aristotle states that « the love of friends for one another implies purpose, and purpose proceeds from a habit or trained faculty.» In other words, committing wholeheartedly to a friend is quite an undertaking. 725 more words

Aristotle

Forgetful Proverbs VII

1. Humility is not fitting for all occasions: sometimes a man simply has a big dick, and ought to be free to say it.

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Proverbs

Practicing Charity

Padre Quadrupani discusses practical ways to put the virtue of charity into practice:

“Assist your brethren in their needs whenever you can. However, you should always be careful to consult the laws of prudence in this matter and to be guided by your means and position. 258 more words

Bible

The Virtues of Solitude – 5. Appreciation

Did you know that only 10% of our mind functions consciously on a daily basis?

That leaves the other 90% functioning on an unconscious auto-pilot mode.   563 more words

Of vice and men

What is a vice? It is the darkening of some supreme good, one of those facets of the jewel we can rightly call a “good life”: love, faith, hope, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, benevolence, truth, and self-control. 237 more words

Miscellany

Unconscious Imitation

Nothing is better able to correct our defects of character, give us a keen desire to resemble our Lord, lead us to imitate Him in everything, and arouse the highest virtues in us.

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Quotes

The Middle Of Which Fence?

Can people straddle the fence on social/moral issues of the day and still claim to be Christians? According to the Bible, we cannot. As Matthew 6:24 tells us: No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. 779 more words