"It is tempting, at this point, to describe the Stoics as patient people, and indeed they were, but a caveat is in order. In one sense, a patient person is one who can suffer a setback without complaint. That is not, however, what the Stoics were doing. Their goal was not to remain calm while *suffering* a setback but rather to experience a setback *without thereby suffering*. It is an important difference."
William B. Irvine

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William B. Irvine

Professor of Philosophy Leading Expert on Stoicism