Although a characteristic often associated with the downtrodden, humility is in fact a gift granted to those willing to keep their eyes open to blinding light.
A Person Is More Than One Thing
Do not judge. We are so quick to demonize others, when we ourselves hold our own depravities. We all have both darkness and light.
Proverbs: Do right and fear no man
‘A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience’, so said Miguel de Cervantes. This week’s proverb: ‘Do right and fear no man.’
Fortitude is one of the cardinal virtues that most of us probably believe we understand. It is often called courage, strength, endurance-the facing of fears. But as ever, when discussed as a virtue, it becomes multifaceted. What is true and virtuous fortitude?
Don’t Fear Being Foolish
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
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.
The Philosophy of Forgiveness
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.
The Glow of Enthusiasm
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.
The Philosopher King
Marcus Aurelius was once the most powerful man on earth- a Roman Emperor. ‘Meditations’ reveals ‘The Philosopher’; a king concerned with being a good man. Including quotes from Meditations.
A Tale of Temperance
In recent history, the virtue of temperance has been associated with strict asceticism. A joyless lifestyle, filled with self-deprivation and suppression. But temperance was never meant to be an extreme. When we look further back in time, we find its essence and purpose. Quotes from Aristotle, Aquinas, Seneca & more.