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Socrates - Epictitus The Enchiridion - Learning from experience



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Epititus  - The Enchiridion

           if any

           instance of pain or pleasure, or glory or disgrace, is set

           before you, remember that now is the combat, now the Olympiad

           comes on, nor can it be put off. By once being defeated and

           giving way, proficiency is lost, or by the contrary preserved.

           Thus Socrates became perfect, improving himself by everything.

           attending to nothing but reason. And though you are not yet a

           Socrates, you ought, however, to live as one desirous of

           becoming a Socrates.


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