Stoic News

By Dave Kelly

Wednesday, June 04, 2003

Charles Brice Broadway contrasts Epictetus and Aristotle in a very appealing commentary on Enchiridion 1b:

"As you aim for such great goals, remember that you must not
undertake them by acting moderately, but must let somethings go
completely and postpone others for the time being. But if you want
both those great goals and also to hold public office and to be rich, then you may perhaps not get even the latter just because you aim at the former too; and you certainly will fail to get the former, which are the only things that yield freedom and happiness."--Enchiridion 1b (White trans.)


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