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  • Eglaelin
    Greetings and Felicitations, Men seek retreats for themselves, houses in the country, sea-shores, and mountains; and thou art wont to desire such things very
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      Greetings and Felicitations,

      Men seek retreats for themselves, houses in the
      country, sea-shores, and mountains; and thou art
      wont to desire such things very much. But this is
      altogether a mark of the most common sort of men,
      for it is in thy power whenever thou shalt choose
      to retire into thyself. For nowhere either with
      more quiet or more freedom from trouble does a
      man retire than into his own soul, particularly
      when he has within him such thoughts that by
      looking into them he is immediately in perfect
      tranquility; and I affirm that tranquility is
      nothing else than the good ordering of the
      mind...

      Meditations. Book Four. Section 3.
      Marcus Aurelius

      http://members.tripod.com/ptypes/meditations_four.html


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      Peace On Your Path,
      Eglaelin

      They (Hellenic Philosphers) saw the philosopher as a compassionate physician whose arts could heal many pervasive types of human suffering. They practiced philosophy not as a detached intellectual technique dedicated to the display of cleverness but as an immersed and worldly art of grappling with human misery.

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