Don Quijote, p. 390 of the translation by Burton Raffel

By killing giants, we must also kill pride; so too we must kill jealousy with kindness and generosity; anger with tranquil actions and peace of mind; gluttony and laziness with abstinence and careful attention to duty; lechery and lewdness with devoted loyalty to those we have made mistress of our thoughts; and sloth by journeying all over the globe, seeking opportunities to act and then acting, not just as Christians, but as famous and worthy knights.

— Don Quijote to his faithful squire, Sancho Panza

After reading the above, self has put her finger on how to deal with difficult people, and perhaps the reason for her traveling “all over the globe” is really her hatred of sloth.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.


  1. April 4, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Thanks for sharing this!

  2. April 5, 2013 at 1:06 am

    Yeah, I came to that passage in my late night reading and thought: this is too good not to share!

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