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PLUTARCH

can tell what is becoming or disgraceful, what is just or unjust, what course, in short, is to be chosen or shunned. It teaches us how to behave towards the gods, our parents, our elders, the laws, our rulers, friends, wives, children, and servants : that we should worship the gods, honour our parents, respect our elders, obey the laws, give way to our rulers, love our friends, be continent towards our wives, show affection to our children, and abstain from cruelty to our slaves. Above all, it warns us against excess of joy when prosperous and excess of grief when unfortunate ; against dissoluteness in our pleasures, or fury and brutality in our anger. These I judge to be chief among the blessings conferred by philosophy. To bear adversity nobly is to act the brave man ; to bear prosperity unassumingly, the modest mortal. To get the better of pleasures by reason needs wisdom ; to master anger requires no ordinary character.
Perfect men I take to be those who can blend practical ability with philosophy, and who can achieve both of two best and greatest ends-the life of public utility as men of affairs, and the calm and tranquil life as students of philosophy. For there are three kinds of life : the life of action, the life of thought, and the life of enjoyment. When life is dissolute and enslaved to pleasure, it is mean and animal ; when it is all thought and fails to act, it is futile ; when it is all action and destitute of philosophy, it is crude and blundering. We should therefore do our best to engage both in public business and in the pursuit of philosophy, as occasion offers.

Fathers and Sons
WHILE these principles are right and expedient, I have a word to say upon a human aspect of the matter. I have no desire that a father's disposition should be altogether harsh and unyielding. I would have him frequently condone a fault in his junior and recollect that he was once

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