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Single Idea 20849

[catalogued under 3. Truth / A. Truth Problems / 3. Value of Truth]

Full Idea

Corruption afflicts the intellect because of falsehoods, and from such a mind there arise many passions and causes of instability.

Gist of Idea

Falsehoods corrupt a mind, producing passions and instability


report of Stoic school (fragments/reports [c.200 BCE]) by Diogenes Laertius - Lives of Eminent Philosophers 07.110

Book Reference

'The Stoics Reader', ed/tr. Inwood,B/Gerson,L.P. [Hackett 2008], p.119

A Reaction

In Dec 2017 this ancient wisdom perfectly fits the current President of the USA.