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Know Thyself

Know Thyself by Alexander Pope Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is Man. Placed on this isthmus of a middle state, A being darkly wise and rudely great: With too much knowledge for … Continue reading

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The Sour-Faced Man

“There are two things that I want you to make up your minds to: first, that you are going to have a good time as long as you live – I have no use for the sour-faced man – and … Continue reading

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Beatific Vision

“Truth is the beginning of every good thing, both in heaven and on earth; and he who would be blessed and happy should be from the first a partaker of truth, for then he can be trusted.” ~ Plato I’ve … Continue reading

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What is education?

“The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.” ~ Plato The transition into the 20th century was a watershed event for both medicine and education. Over the course of a few decades, medical education … Continue reading

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My Evolving Thoughts on Gnosis

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy is when men are afraid of the light.” ~ Plato There was an interesting article in the New York Times ‘Opinionator’ yesterday that compared the … Continue reading

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Rhetoric, Ethos and A Life of Influence

In yesterday’s post I made the point that internal changes modify that which emanates from you and as a result others see you in a new light. How they perceive you is related to ethos, for ethos belongs not to you but to your audience. Continue reading

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