Philosophy

Epictetus’ Wisdom = Jesus’ Wisdom?

“In each seperate thing you do, consider the matters which come first and those which follow after, and only then approach the thing itself. Otherwise, at the start you will come enthusiastically, because you never reflected upon any of the subsequent steps, but later on, when some difficulties appear, you will give up disgracefully. Do you wish to win an Olympic victory? So do I, by the gods! for it is a fine thing. But consider the matters that come before that, and those which follow after, and only when you have done that, put your hand to the task.” -Epictetus from Encheiridon (the manual)

“Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it? For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him, saying, ‘This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.'” -Luke 14:28-30

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