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April 20, 2016 Leave a comment

 

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…a samurai is a total human being, whereas a man who is completely absorbed in his technical skill has degenerated into a ‘function’, one cog in a machine.

 
― Yukio Mishima

 

 

 

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October 30, 2015 Leave a comment

 

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That was a good reply which Diogenes made to a man who asked him for letters of recommendation.—”That you are a man, he will know when he sees you;—whether a good or bad one, he will know if he has any skill in discerning the good and the bad. But if he has none, he will never know, though I write to him a thousand times.”—It is as though a piece of silver money desired to be recommended to some one to be tested. If the man be a good judge of silver, he will know: the coin will tell its own tale.

-Epictetus, LVII, The Golden Sayings of Epictetus

 

 

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