Socrates - Epictitus The Enchiridion - Learning from experience
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Epititus - The Enchiridion
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.