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Delphic Maxim of the Week. 2/13/23
Ἄρχε σεαυτοῦ | Control yourself
Delphic Maxim of the week. Control yourself.
“Pythagoras said, a person without self-control can never be free. Too easily people become slaves of their own passions, their own emotions. That is not to say passion and emotions are bad. They make life rich, but one should not become a slave to his passions. Learning to control the passions is the first thing the child gradually learns, and it is a course we have to follow through our lifetime. Lust and Greed, Wrath and Hate, all such passions can quickly overcome us, and then lead us to paths which are no longer to our benefit. Being able to control yourself thus, is what makes the Gentleman, or Gentlewomen; it enables you to achieve, that what you truly want, instead of being a wanton slave to your emotional ups and downs.”