Single Idea 14519

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / A. Wisdom / 2. Wise People]

Full Idea

To show reverence for a wise man is itself a great good for him who reveres [the wise man].

Gist of Idea

It is a great good to show reverence for a wise man


Epicurus (Principle Doctrines ('Kuriai Doxai') (frags) [c.290 BCE], 32)

Book Reference

Epicurus: 'The Epicurus Reader', ed/tr. Inwood,B. /Gerson,L. [Hackett 1994], p.38

A Reaction

It is characteristic of Epicurus to move up a level in his thinking, and not merely respect wisdom, but ask after the value of his own respect. Compare Idea 14517. Nice.

Related Idea

Idea 14517 We value our own character, whatever it is, and we should respect the characters of others [Epicurus]