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Monday, November 16, 2015

Quote of the Week

"Virtue only comes to a character which has been thoroughly schooled and trained and brought to a pitch of perfection by unremitting practice. We are born for it, but not with it."

- Seneca, Letters from a Stoic, Letter XC

(Image: "Virtudes," by Rafael, 16th cent.)

2 comments:

Dulcimer said...
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Dulcimer said...

This may or may not truly relate but I found Seneca's statement really striking in light of a podcast I listened to recently on the topics of virtue and memory. https://www.circeinstitute.org/podcast/quiddity-54-jenny-rallens-why-and-how-memory-cultivates-virtue