Stoic News

By Dave Kelly

Friday, April 16, 2004

Making proper use of impressions

"Musonius Rufus, fragment 38 (Stobaeus 2.8.30); trans. Oldfather, pg. 445.

"Rufus. From the remarks of Epictetus on friendship

"Of things that are, God has put some under our control, and others not under our control. Under our control He put the finest and most important matter, that, indeed, by virtue of which He Himself is happy, the power to make use of external impressions. For when this power has its perfect work, it is freedom, serenity, cheerfulness, steadfastness; it is also justice, and law, and self-control, and the sum and substance of virtue. But all other things He has not put under our control."


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