Sunday, January 16, 2005


Hope and Fear

T.H. Huxley, Aphorisms and Reflections, C:
Do what you can to do what you ought, and leave hoping and fearing alone.
This reminds me of a fragment of the Stoic philosopher Hecaton (as quoted by Seneca, Letters to Lucilius 5.7):
Desines timere, si sperare desieris.

You will stop fearing, if you stop hoping.

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