In the sphere of sense, therefore, a certain cultivation is inevitable in man; often greater, indeed, among rude peoples, perhaps among animals, than among those whose attention takes a wider sweep and whose ideas are more abstract.
How does stoicism differ from apathy?
Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.
Beth kept on, with only slight relapses into idleness or grieving.
It was evident from the frequent desertions that his army was disheartened, and from his inactivity that he was scarcely hopeful of success.
The man of modern times is more and more a prey toindifference.
When a man has an ambition which drives him on to this kind of mental exercise, he usually has one which overcomes his inertia, burns out his laziness, triumphs over his lack of confidence in himself, urges him out of grooves and ruts, and enables him to overcome deficiencies in education and training, is an incentive to him for the creating of opportunities where none exist, gives him courage for anything, and kindles ever afresh his enthusiasm and determination.
I would have got out to make certain on the point, but some leaden lethargy seemed to chain my limbs and even my will.
And he heard their aresouns each gen other as touching birth and righteousness, young Madden maintaining that put such case it were hard the wife to die (for so it had fallen out a matter of some year agone with a woman of Eblana in Horne’s house that now was trespassed out of this world and the self night next before her death all leeches and pothecaries had taken counsel of her case).