Plutarch on busybodies

“Just as cooks pray for a good crop of young animals and fishermen for a good haul of fish, in the same way busybodies pray for a good crop of calamities or a good haul of difficulties that they, like cooks and fishermen, may always have something to fish out and butcher.”

  — Plutarch (d.120 AD) On Being a Busybody

 

Author: Father Silouan Thompson

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