‘A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience’, so said Miguel de Cervantes. This week’s proverb: “The best of men are but men at best.”
Proverbs are nuggets of wisdom, passed down through centuries which we can still learn from today. “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.”
In his 2004 paper, George A. Bonanno looks at resilience and how many professionals dismiss or underestimate it. He asks- does everyone need help?
We’re constantly concerned with how other people view us and the general state of our regality. Why are we so scared of appearing foolish? With quotes from Wilde & more
You often hear people say things like ‘I’ve always been a passive person, it’s just who I am’, as though they are prisoners to their personality. But what if we participate in inadequate behaviour, in truth, because it benefits us in a way we don’t care to admit? Quotes from Walser & more.
Prudence isn’t something we hear much about these days. When we do, it’s usually loosely associated with cautiousness- hardly a virtue. Why then, was it believed to be a cardinal virtue for all those centuries? Quotes from Aesop, Eliot, Cicero & more.
In 1835, Rev. C. C. Vanarsdalen wrote an article entitled ‘The Philosophy of Forgiveness’. He looks at the possibility in forgiveness and the limitations of resentment.
When emotions take over, they tend to make us slightly pitiful around the edges. We need to develop a parent to control the toddler. Quotes from Wilde, Nietzsche & more.
In The Discourses, Epictetus discusses the two potential sides to resolution; a virtue or an illness. Are we willing to change our minds to be closer to the truth?
Fatalism is a dead-end road and enthusiasm isn’t something we can ever afford to abandon. With quotes from Bishop Doane, R.W Emerson, D. Carnegie & F. Guizot.