Single Idea 519

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 2. Elements of Virtue Theory / i. Absolute virtues]

Full Idea

One must avoid even speaking of evil deeds.

Gist of Idea

One must avoid even speaking of evil deeds

Source

Democritus (attrib) (reports [c.250 BCE], B190), quoted by John Stobaeus - Anthology 3.01.91

Book Reference

'Ancilla to the Pre-Socratic Philosophers', ed/tr. Freeman,Kathleen [Harvard 1957], p.109


Related Idea

Idea 17224 If our ideas were wholly adequate, we would have no concept of evil [Spinoza]