Friday, April 27, 2012

Stoic Wisdom

 You must be one man, either good or bad. You must either cultivate your own ruling faculty, or external things; you must either exercise your skill on internal things or on external things; that is you must either maintain the position of a philosopher or that of a common person.
—Epictetus.  The Enchiridion of Epictetus. Narrative 29. Translated by George Long (1888).