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HOW A MAN ON EVERY OCCASION CAN MAINTAIN HIS PROPER CHARACTER.-To the rational animal only is the irrational intolerable; but that which is rational is tolerable. Blows are not naturally intolerable. How is that? See how the Lacedaemonians endure whipping when they have learned that whipping is consistent with reason. To hang yourself is not intolerable. When then you have the opinion that it is rational, you go and hang yourself. In short, if we observe, we shall find that the animal man is pained by nothing so much as by ...

Discourses and Selected Writings 2018, Simon & Brown

ISBN-13: 9781731705952

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Discourses and Selected Writings 2012, Simon & Brown

ISBN-13: 9781613824009

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