The fourth Cardinal Virtue. Although the fourth virtue is often referred to as ‘temperance’ the original word was Sophrosyne, which has no perfect translation, and is a much more inclusive word than temperance. Sophrosyne is the knowledge of self-control and how to be steadfast, including the regulation of appetites, emotions, anddesires. It is also a dignified propriety or noble bearing in appearance, speech, and manners.
  • Wasson, G., 2012. The Stoic Philospher. [online] Ejournal.collegeofstoicphilosophers.org.
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