In Defense of New Year’s Resolutions

In Defense of New Year’s Resolutions

“For not to go only, but to enter there, was naught else but to will to go, but to will it resolutely and thoroughly; not to stagger and sway about this way and that, a changeable and half-wounded will, wrestling, with one part falling as another rose. The mind...
Reclaiming Manners: The Look on Your Face

Reclaiming Manners: The Look on Your Face

“A man is known by his appearance, and a sensible man is known by his face, when you meet him.” Sirach 19:29 It is the main thing that people see. So much about us, about our disposition toward those around us, is enshrined in our face. We simply owe to...
Reclaiming Manners: A Series

Reclaiming Manners: A Series

“Etiquette and ethics, rightly understood, are in fact continuous, partly because character is often revealed in outward display; moreover, the principles of self-command and consideration for others shown in ‘small manners’ are of a piece with virtue and...
Looking to Others, Naturally

Looking to Others, Naturally

  “The liberal man…does not value wealth for its own sake but as a means to giving. …for it is the nature of the liberal man not to look to himself.” Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics Studying ethics is not so much about seeing what you should not do. It’s about seeing...

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