Monday, June 18, 2007


On Concealing One's Misfortunes

Alciphron, Letters 2.35 (tr. A.R. Benner and F.H. Fobes):
It is well not to experience undesired things; but whoever has not that good fortune must needs keep his affliction to himself.

καλὸν μὲν γὰρ ἀπείραστον εἶναι τῶν ἀβουλήτων, ὅτῳ δὲ οὐχ ὑπάρχει τοῦτο, κρύπτειν τὴν συμφορὰν ἀναγκαῖον.
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Update: At Siris there is a collection of links on the poetry of Billy Graham's wife Ruth Bell Graham, who recently died at the age of 87. One of her poems contains these lines:
if you must—
but privately cry.

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