Monday, April 11, 2016

Quote of the Week

"But, someone objects, I see good people dying of cold and hunger. Well, don't you see wicked people dying of luxury, pride, and excess?...To object to Providence on the grounds that the wicked go unpunished since they are rich and powerful is like saying that, if they lost their sight, they escaped punishment since they still had their fingernails intact. Personally, I say that virtue is more valuable than wealth to the same degree that eyes are more valuable than fingernails."

- Epictetus, Roman Stoic philosopher, Fragment 13

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