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If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.

If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it. - Epictetus What does that mean? This is a classic of introspection. It says that people will speak ill of you. … Continue reading

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False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.

False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil. – Socrates What does that mean? This quote is about the slippery slope of lies. First, false words, as the quote calls them, are evil and … Continue reading

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No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline.

No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline. - Seneca What does that mean? This quote is about the end of excuses. “I couldn’t help myself.” Or “I knew it was … Continue reading

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The world is a dangerous place to live. Not because of the people who are evil; but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.

The world is a dangerous place to live. Not because of the people who are evil; but because of the people who don’t do anything about it. - Albert Einstein What does that mean? The quote starts by saying the world … Continue reading

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Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.

Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. – Aristotle What does that mean? Fear.  That’s a powerful word, if you let it be.  Think of the things you are afraid of.  Not all are “evil” in the classic … Continue reading

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