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23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 2. Elements of Virtue Theory / b. Living naturally

[stoic attitude that virtue is natural living]

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Since we are essentially rational animals, living according to reason is living according to nature [Zeno of Citium ,by Diog. Laertius]
Panaetius said we should live according to our natural starting-points [Panaetius]
Nature doesn't give us virtue; we must unremittingly pursue it, as a training and an art [Seneca]
Living contrary to nature is like rowing against the stream [Seneca]
Nothing is evil which is according to nature [Aurelius]
The art of life is more like the wrestler's than the dancer's [Aurelius]
To live according to reason is to live according to the laws of human nature [Spinoza]
Nature is totally indifferent, so you should try to be different from it, not live by it [Nietzsche]
Be natural! But how, if one happens to be "unnatural"? [Nietzsche]
Not "return to nature", for there has never yet been a natural humanity. [Nietzsche]
'Love your enemy' is unnatural, for the natural law says 'love your neighbour and hate your enemy' [Nietzsche]