virgil the aeneid quote about evil from Way of the Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods

Latin For “Hero”

virgil the aeneid quote about evil full form from Way of the Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods

Tu ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito
(Do not give in to evil, but proceed ever more boldly against it.)
— Virgil, The Aeneid
The above Latin verse from Virgil’s Aeneid was adopted as a motto by one of the greatest thinkers in history, Austrian School economist Ludwig von Mises. The author of the highly recommended book Human Action recalled these words during the dark hours of World War II, and it helped him survive intellectually as he was forced into political exile by Nazi sympathizers. I think we all can learn from the example set by Mises, as the only real power that evil has is the power we choose to give it. Thanks, Mises, for being a true intellectual and moral hero.

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In The Name Of The Best Within Us,

Jim Woods, Renaissance Man


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