Arnold Williams (notebuyer) wrote,
Arnold Williams

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News of a Friend

Admiral James Stockdale has died.

He was a mentor in philosophy, whose comments on stoicism were carried out in his own life. There is no higher accolade.

I will lift a glass in his honor this evening at dinner. And, also in his honor, I will enjoy the dinner, remembering, as Epictetus put it, no news affects my moral condition and his is now unchangeable.

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