Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Quote of the Day (Alexander Pope, on Why ‘Strength of Mind is Exercise’)

“In lazy apathy let Stoics boast
Their virtue fix'd, 'tis fix'd as in a frost;
Contracted all, retiring to the breast;
But strength of mind is exercise, not rest:
The rising tempest puts in act the soul,
Parts it may ravage, but preserves the whole.”—English poet Alexander Pope (1688-1744), “An Essay on Man: Epistle II” (1733)

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