The wise man does not expose expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life knowing that under certain certain conditions it is not worth while worth while to live. He is of a disposition disposition to do men service, though he is ashamed ashamed to have a service done to him. To confer confer a kindness is a mark of superiority; to receive one is a mark of subordination... subordination... He does not take part take part in public displays... He is open in his dislikes and preferences; he talks and acts frankly, because of his contempt for men and things... He is never fired with admiration, admiration, since there is nothing great in his eyes. He cannot live in complaisance complaisance with others, except except it be a friend; complaisance complaisance is the characteristic characteristic of a slave... slave... He never feels malice, malice, and always forgets and passes over passes over injuries... He is not fond fond of talking... It is no concern concern of his that he should be praised, or that others should be blamed. blamed. He does not speak evil evil of others, even of his enemies, unless it be to themselves. His carriage is sedate, sedate, his voice deep, his speech measured; he is not given to hurry, hurry, for he is concerned concerned about only a few things; he is not prone prone to vehemence, vehemence, for he thinks nothing very important. A shrill shrill voice and hasty hasty steps come to a man through care... He bears bears the accidents accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of his circumstances, circumstances, like a skillful general who marshals marshals his limited forces with the strategy of war... He is his own best friend, and takes delight in takes delight in privacy whereas the man of no virtue virtue or ability ability is his own worst enemy, and is afraid afraid of solitude. solitude.