Last weekend I reached out over twitter to Paul Holdengräber about his seven-word autobiography from Brainpickings.org‘s “The 7-Word Autobiographies of Famous Writers, Artists, Musicians and Philosophers” 1,022 more words
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A life at odds with Fortune resembles a wintry torrent, for it is turbulent, muddy, difficult to pass, violent, noisy and brief; A soul conversant with virtue resembles a perpetual fountain; for it is clear, gentle, agreeable, sweet, serviceable, rich, harmless and innocent.
I enjoy collecting quotes, and try to memorise at least 5 new quotes each day. I’m toying with idea of writing a book of some favourites I’ve found over the years, incorporating some of my own. 289 more words
Aulus Gellius, Attic Nights 2.18
“On the fact that the Socratic Phaedo was a slave and that others also served as the same
Phaedo of Elis, a member of Socrates’s and Plato’s circle and very close to both of them, was a slave. 418 more words