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Epictetus and the Colour Purple

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January 2, 2014 by Ville Raivio

‘I aspire to be the purple stripe, that is, the garment’s brilliant hem. However small a part it may be, it can still manage to make the garment as a whole attractive. Don’t tell me then, “be like the rest,” because it that case I cannot be the purple stripe.’

~ Epictetus in Of Human Freedom


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