VICISSITUDES/EQUANIMITY

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sardith
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VICISSITUDES/EQUANIMITY

Postby sardith » Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:07 pm

Dear Dr. Goodword,

Wanted you to know how much I use your 'Search' index for past words of the day. As a matter of fact, I search you before I Google the internet! Case in point...I was sent a quote that I needed help decoding and after I checked the words I was unsure about, I knew exactly what Seneca was trying to say:
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“Happy the man who can endure the highest and the lowest fortune. He, who has endured such vicissitudes with equanimity, has deprived misfortune of its power.”
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~Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman and dramatist, (4 B.C.-A.D. 65)~
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Thanks Doc for all that you and your staff do to help those of us that are learning more and more!
Sardith :D
“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”
~Mark Twain, [pen name for Samuel Clemens], American author and humorist, (1835-1910)~

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Postby Slava » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:24 pm

I somehow don't recall seeing this post earlier, but here are links to the two words, as treated by the Good Doctor:

http://www.alphadictionary.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=3902
http://www.alphadictionary.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=1413
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