Wednesday, March 09, 2011

As A Physician Does His Patient

Physician seeing to the sick in a hospitalA physician is not angry at the intemperance of a mad patient; nor does he take it ill to be railed at by a man in a fever. Just so should a wise man treat all mankind, as a physician does his patient, and look upon them only as sick and extravagant.

-- Lucius Annaeus Seneca (The Younger, BCE 3 - 65 CE), Roman philosopher, Morals, Chapter VIII

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