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"striving with the same soul" (Phil 1:27)

“He then who has observed with intelligence the administration of the world, and has learned that the greatest and supreme and the most comprehensive community is that which is composed of men and God -- for these only are by their nature formed to have communion with God, being by means of reason conjoined with God -- why should not such a man call himself a citizen of the world, why not a son of God, and why should he be afraid of anything which happens among men?"
Epictetus, Discourses, 1.9.3

Epictetus on Progressing to Perfection

These queries are based on the Enchiridion of Epictetus (51).

Internet Classics Archive (50)

Perseus

  • Do you continually put off working on yourself?
  • Do you think you are worth living as a full-formed person who is making progress?
  • Do you imagine your personal struggles to be like an Olympic event? When you are defeated or you give up, your progress is not maintained but diminished.
  • Socrates became a fully-formed person by making progress through using reason. Do you wish to live your life like a Socrates?

 

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