By Carol Serling
A brother and sister confront the ghost of an unknown sibling, a time tourist attempts to alter the process the Civil conflict, and a guy is given the chance to create international peace, in a suite of twenty-three stories of the macabre, delusion, and the supernatural. unique.
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Lectures · 43 (10) Let us start by considering the first of these claims. Is it possible that anyone could be a good king if he is not a good person? Clearly not. If someone is a good man, would he not be a philosopher too? Yes, by Zeus, if philosophy is the pursuit of nobility of character. And so a good king by necessity is found from the start to be a philosopher also. You could then learn that a philosopher is entirely kinglike from the following. It is surely characteristic of a kingly person to be able to govern peoples and cities well and to be worthy to rule over people.
2) It is obvious that there is not one type of virtue for a man and another for a woman. To begin with, a man must have good sense, and so must a woman. What, after all, would be the usefulness of a foolish man or woman? Both men and women must live in accordance with justice. A man would not be a good citizen if he is unjust, and a woman would not manage her household well, if she does not do it with justice. 33 Furthermore, it is as right for a woman to be self-controlled as it is for a man.
By Musonius, from the lecture on the subject that pain must be regarded as having little importance39 (1) In order for us to withstand more easily and eagerly the pains we would be suffering on account of virtue and noble character, it is useful to consider how much trouble those who pursue illicit loveaffairs undergo because of their wicked passions, how much others put up with for the sake of gain, and again how many ills some suffer in pursuit of fame. And yet, all these people undergo all this hardship of their own accord.
Adventures in the Twilight Zone by Carol Serling