The Art of Tetman Callis Plato,The Ancients Self-contained as a nut

Self-contained as a nut

“He whose happiness rests with himself, if possible, wholly, and if not, as far as possible, who is not hanging in suspense on other men, or changing with the vicissitude of their fortune, has his life ordered for the best.” — Plato, Menexenus (trans. Jowett)

2 thoughts on “Self-contained as a nut”

  1. Averil Dean says:

    Clearly, Plato never sent a query letter.

    1. I don’t know. See his letters to Dionysius, the Tyrant of Syracuse.

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