Friday, August 8, 2008

Epictetus on Bullies and Gossips

From The Encheiridion (XXXIII):

If a man has reported to you, that a certain person speaks ill of you, do not make any defense (answer) to what has been told you; but reply, The man did not know the rest of my faults, for he would not have mentioned these only.
Of course, being a proper stoic is difficult.

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