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These types of friendships (based on pure love of the other person for their lovable character) are likely to be rare, since such people are few.
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“God laughs at men who complain of the consequences while cherishing the causes.” – Jacques-Benigne Bossuet
With the ongoing American Presidential election drama proceeding apace, I can’t help but connect to the quote uttered by a 17th Century French theologian to those that support Donald Trump.357 more words
The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, written in the 400s BC, has lasted the test of time due to the remarkable clarity in which he reported the historical facts as well as the philosophy that is woven into the account of the internecine war between Sparta and Athens. 1,164 more words
“Acting well or badly requires both thought and character.” – Aristotle, from Nicomachean Ethics
For Aristotle, the essence of happiness comes from a life of virtue, which is defined as man having command over his thoughts and actions in pursuit of command over the rational and passionate functions of the soul and body. 149 more words