poet Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

The Virtues Eighteen

Serenity, regularity, absence of vanity,
Sincerity, simplicity, veracity,
Equanimity, fixity, adaptability,
Non-irritability, humility, tenacity,
Integrity, nobility, charity,
Magnanimity, generosity, purity-
The eighteen ities will give you
Immortality, as Socrates says.
You have to be in a tension of
Vulnerability to achieve it.
09.03.2006

Poem Submitted: Friday, June 12, 2009
Poem Edited: Tuesday, June 16, 2009

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  • Seema Aarella (6/12/2009 7:57:00 AM)

    thats a tough list to be followed by one.....as Socrates said if u want something want it like its air and without it you will die.....

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  • Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (6/12/2009 7:31:00 AM)

    a full length of the ity's...wise thoughts

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  • Catrina Heart (6/12/2009 7:15:00 AM)

    Socrates, Plato and Aristotle..hhhmmm the man of my life in philosophy...if i have Mozart, Chopin and Beethoven in my music my life's complete....

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  • I Am Charlie (6/12/2009 7:08:00 AM)

    holy heck.
    is anyone eighteen in virtue years?

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