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Single Idea 13560

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

Full Idea

I do not call any man wise who is subservient to anything.

Gist of Idea

A wise man is not subservient to anything


Seneca the Younger (On the Happy Life [c.60], 11)

Book Reference

Seneca: 'Dialogues and Essays', ed/tr. Davie,John [Penguin 2007], p.93

A Reaction

At the very least, a wise man should be subservient to a wiser man.