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" I have pondered on the causes of a life's shipwreck. I think that our lives are worse than the mind's quality would warrant. There are many who know virtue. We know the good, we apprehend it clearly. But we can't bring it to achievement. "
The Phaedra Syndrome: Of Shame and Guilt in Drama - 8. oldal
szerző: Albert S. Gérard - 1993 - 142 oldal
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The End of Literary Theory

Stein Haugrom Olsen - 1987 - 232 oldal
...tragedy. Phaedra's weakness is one of will. She fails to control her naturally amorous disposition: We know the good, we apprehend it clearly. But we...and others value some other pleasure above virtue, Phaedra says (11. 380-3);' and it soon becomes clear that Phaedra values some other pleasure above...
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The Greeks: An Introduction to Their Culture

Robin Sowerby - 1995 - 216 oldal
...here the words of Phaedra as she contemplates the love that she feels for her stepson Hippolytus: 96 We know the good; we apprehend it clearly, But we can't bring it to achievement (1l. 380-1) Medea's words amount to a chillingly calm expression of clear self-knowledge. She is alarmingly...
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Playing the Other: Gender and Society in Classical Greek Literature

Froma I. Zeitlin - 1996 - 474 oldal
...pondered on the causes of life's shipwreck. / I think that our lives are worse than the mind's quality / would warrant. There are many who know virtue. / We...it clearly. / But we can't bring it to achievement" (375-81, trans. D. Grene). 51. Pigeaud (1976, 8-9) links knowledge of the self to woman's experience...
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The Intelligent Patient's Guide to the Doctor-Patient Relationship: Learning ...

Barbara M. Korsch, Caroline Harding - 1998 - 304 oldal
...back in the fourth century BC, embraced the principle, To know the good is to do the good. We know (he good, we apprehend it clearly. But we can't bring...betrayed by their own laziness, and others value some pleasure above virtue. Her words state the problem with great clarity. It seems logical to think that...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 oldal
...was able. EUCLID c.300 BC 3417 Elementa A line is length without breadth. EURIPIDES c.485-406 BC 3418 rth 3419 Happiness is brief It will not stay. God batters at its sails. 3420 I hate the philosopher who...
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Elysium

John W. Wohlfarth - 2001 - 400 oldal
...them. The historian Arnold Toynbee studied twenty-one of them, and came away with hope for the future. We know the good, we apprehend it clearly. But we...and others value some other pleasure above virtue. Nothing changes, and maybe that's good. "Every old man complains of the growing depravity of the world,...
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Civilization's Quotations: Life's Ideal

Richard Alan Krieger - 2007 - 344 oldal
...Zoroaster "Look round the habitable world: how few know their own good, or knowing it, pursue it?" Juvenal "We know the good, we apprehend it clearly. But we can't bring it to achievement." — Euripides "Oh yet we trust that somehow good will be the final goal of ill!" Tennyson "Many foxes...
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The Hippocratic Oath and the Ethics of Medicine

Steven H. Miles - 2005 - 232 oldal
...pondered on the causes of a life's shipwreck. I think that our lives are worse than the mind's quality would warrant. There are many who know virtue. We...and others value some other pleasure above virtue. . . . The proverb runs, "There is one thing alone that stands the brunt of life throughout its course,...
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Introduction to Watershed Development: Understanding and Managing the ...

Robert Lawrence France - 2006 - 221 oldal
...is based on tackling the educational quandary voiced more than two millennia ago by Euripides that "we know the good, we apprehend it clearly, but we can't bring it to achievement," through offering a collection of suggestions toward operationalizing education: • We need to develop...
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The Invisible Diet

William E. Farabaugh - 2005 - 148 oldal
...habits. Your weight loss is predicated upon the compound effect of subtle changes. LOGIC VS. EMOTION WE KNOW THE GOOD, WE APPREHEND IT CLEARLY, BUT WE CAN'T BRING IT TO ACHIEVEMENT Hippolytus (428 BC) THE IMAGINARY BATTLEFIELD... Logically, you and I should have no weight problem,...
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