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Thought for the Day – August 25th, 2013


“ὑπόθεσις μὲν οὖν τῆς δημοκρατικῆς πολιτείας ἐλευθερία (τοῦτο γὰρ λέγειν εἰώθασιν, ὡς ἐν μόνῃ τῇ πολιτείᾳ ταύτῃ μετέχοντας ἐλευθερίας:”
Aristotle. Politics. 350 BC. Book VI, Section 1317a (40)
SEE (GREEK): http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.01.0057%3Abook%3D6%3Asection%3D1317a
SEE (ENGLISH): http://books.google.com/books?id=QiqGAAAAMAAJ
WEB PRESENCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristotle
WEB PRESENCE: http://philpapers.org/browse/aristotle
VARIANT: “The basis of a democratic state is liberty.”

Thought for the Day – June 4th


“αἱ περιστάσεις εἰσὶν αἱ τοὺς ἄνδρας δεικνύουσαι.”
Epictetus. Discourses, Book I, ch. 24.
SEE (English): http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.01.0237%3Atext%3Ddisc%3Abook%3D1%3Achapter%3D24
SEE (Greek): http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.01.0235%3Atext%3Ddisc%3Abook%3D1%3Achapter%3D24
WEB PRESENCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epictetus
WEB PRESENCE: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/epictetus/

Thought for the Day – June 1st


“ὁ δίκαιος ἀταρακτότατος, ὁ δʼ ἄδικος πλείστης ταραχῆς γήμων.”
Epicurus. Principal Doctrines. 341 – 270 B.C.
Also entitled “Sovereign Maxims”
Translation by Peter Saint-Andre (2008)
SEE (English): http://classics.mit.edu/Epicurus/princdoc.html
SEE (English & Greek): http://www.monadnock.net/epicurus/principal-doctrines.html#n0
SEE (English & Greek): http://lexundria.com/go?q=Epic.+KD+17&v=cf
WEB PRESENCE: http://www.epicurus.net/
WEB PRESENCE: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/epicurus/
WEB PRESENCE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epicurus
The just person enjoys. the greatest peace of mind, while the unjust is full of the utmost disquietude.
The just man is most free from disturbance, while the unjust is full of the utmost disturbance.