Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Wisdom of the Stoics by Henry Hazlitt

Status: One Round of QC (07.25.2013)

This book was requested by the commenter Sergio.


Fix Notes:

Page 5: par. 4: copious

Seneca has the most copius vocabulary, is the richest in aphorisms, writes the most finished prose, and appeals by his strong and consistent common sense.

Page 7: par. 1: contradiction

But the quotations do point to an apparent contra-dication in the Stoic system.

Page 22: par. 3: indefatigable

Virtue is free and indefatigible, and accompanied with concord and gracefulness; whereas pleasure is mean, servile, transitory, tiresome, and sickly, and scarce outlives the tasting of it.

Page 24: par. 5: indefatigably

A good man is happy within himself, and independent of fortune, kind to his friend, temperate to his enemy, religiously just, indefatigibly laborious; and he discharges all duties with a constancy and congru-ity of actions.

Page 38: par. 5: Accidental ':' instead of '"'

"If there be a Providence,: say some, "how comes it to pass that good men labor under affliction and adversity, and wicked men enjoy themselves in ease and plenty?"

Page 61: par. 3: harassed

Now, if the outward appearance of anger be so foul and hideous, how deformed must that miserable mind be that is harrassed with it.

Page 62: par. 2: venomous

The law is without passion and strikes malefactors as we do serpents and venemous creatures, for fear of greater mischief.

Page 131: last par.: deity

But if nothing appears to be better than the diety which is planted in thee, which has subjected to itself all thy appetites, and, as Socrates said, has detached itself from the persuasions of sense, and has submitted itself to the gods, and cares for mankind; if thou findest everything else smaller and [...]

Page 152: par. 0: poison

Dost thou think that a false opinion has less power than the bile in the jaundiced or the poision in him who is bitten by a mad dog?

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