38. On Natural Habits and Weaknesses

On Natural Habits and Weaknesses XI. On the Blush of Modesty 1. Your friend and I have had a conversation. He is a man of ability; his very first words showed what spirit and understanding he possesses, and what progress he has already made. He gave me a foretaste, and he will not fail to answer […]

6. Seneca’s Daily Learning Habit

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