Why Fiction Works
This week's proverb is a French proverb without any known attribution: "To understand all is to forgive all." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates what this proverb has to say to modern men and women.
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This week's proverb comes from Hesiod, in Works and Days: "Take your fill when the cask is first opened and when it is nearly spent but midways be sparing. It is poor saving when you come to lees."
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Alone in My Principles
Welcome back to Proverbial with Joshua Gibbs. In this episode, Joshua contemplates a proverb from Cicero, who said that he was " . . . never less idle than when wholly idle, never less alone than when wholly alone." Joshua contemplates the implications of this proverb for modern man.
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"A prophet is not without honor except within his own country"
Welcome back to Proverbial with Joshua Gibbs. In this episode, Joshua contemplates a proverb from Jesus Christ who said that, "a Prophet is not without honor except within his own country." Joshua contemplates the context of this proverb and what it means for common contemporary people.
"You may drive out nature with a pitchfork but she keeps coming back."
Welcome to the first episode of Proverbial with Joshua Gibbs. In episode one, Joshua contemplates a proverb from the Roman poet, Horace. He wrote, "You may drive out nature with a pitchfork but she keeps coming back." Josh explores the origin of this quote, why he has been living his life according to it, and what it means for normal, average people in this contemporary age.