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we must intensify our struggle, so that we may attain the virtues that are set before us… Continue reading

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The company of holy men

as if reading a clearly written book, and thus come to perceive the idleness in his way of life by contrast with their lives. Continue reading

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A frog with the water

sometimes without noticing it bring up a frog with the water, and so in acquiring the virtues we often get involved in the vices that are imperceptibly entwined with them. Continue reading

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A Treasure Soon Spent

“Just as treasure is soon spent when brought out into the open, so does virtue quickly perish when publicly taken notice of.” Continue reading

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