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Suppose someone asked you a question, do you think it proper to make him wait until you have visited your house and consulted your books? "I3 0 Both Shahrastani and ibn Abi U~ibi'a report that in his teaching Socrates resorted to veiled and enigmatic language. 'JI According to the former he learned this art from his master Pythagoras. P 1t10'"? " n",p'::1 ::I,?? " ::IMl1::l (on turning to the Lord with the aid of prayers in periods of grief, by Aristotle according to the doctrine of Socrates). 1::I 'D1"".

Loeb, VI, 192-95). 18, This advice is offered by many. Cf. l;;:l, 16. Razi, 1. , 68, argues that since everything in the world is perishable it is inevitable that what we have should pass and that whoever would have it otherwise is asking for the impossible. This thesis is also maintained by al-~ineli in his tract (eel. ) I. ). , par. 470 (pp. 196-197) and 471 (pp. 202-203). In the latter section, Plutarch calls our attention to the fact that those who are seemingly more fortunate suffer from other difficulties and evils from which the envious person is exempt.

Read DNlP?? 1;'. [45] IBN 'AI}:NIN'S "HYGIENE OF THE SOUL" 69 5. Galen said: A man whom anger makes unsteady loses his modesty and becomes insolent. 4 6. Plato said: Anger, covetousness, and all the characteristics of the soul are useful up to a point for the welfare of the individual in whom they are to be found. But if they exceed that point the consequences are evil. For anger is like salt in foods; if the proper proportion is added, it improves the food; if an excessive amount, it spoils it and renders it unpalatable.

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