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Monday, May 16, 2005

You Can't Handle the Truth!

I read some wonderful words by Seneca today, on The Stoic Place website. In an article by Dr. Keith Seddon on being free of the passions, he quotes the famous Stoic Seneca, who is admonishing himself for the deeds he had done that day (bold mine)...

"You reproved that man more frankly than you ought, and consequently you have not so much mended him as offended him. In the future, consider not only the truth of what you say, but also whether the man to whom you are speaking can endure the truth."

-- Seneca, On Anger, 3.36.1–4

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