By Oswald Sobrino, J.D.; M.A. (Econ.); M.A. (Theo.); M.L. (Master of Latin), doctoral student, University of Florida.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Like Sailing

Here is the excerpt from the book at the Amazon link:

"The pursuit of Aristotelian virtue, like sailing, requires a constant adjustment according to changing geography and weather. When we are doing well we must be prepared for a change in fortunes, and when things are going badly we must hope for one. Alternation is the name of the game" (p. 105).

The excerpt comments on Horace's Ode 2.10 (ll. 21-4):

"In difficult circumstances show yourself spirited and brave; you would be wise too to pull in your swollen sails in a wind that is too favorable."