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106 That would be true if, like the arms of war, they could be taken up and put off at the judgment of the one who dons them. But these weapons that Aristotle gives to virtue fight all on their own; they don’t wait for the hand that wields them, they’re not possessed, they do the possessing. (2) There’s no need for other arms: nature has armed us sufficiently with reason, a missile that’s sure, ever ready, and obedient, neither double-edged nor capable of being sent back against its master. Reason suffices, in and of itself, not only for planning ahead but also for the conduct of affairs.

16 When it comes to restraining those who stray and commit crimes, then, there’s no need for the agent of punishment to be angry: since anger is a failure of the mind, a wrongdoer shouldn’t be the one to set wrongdoing right. “Shall I not be angry at a bandit, then? 101 “You’re still in the first stages of going wrong, and your slips aren’t serious but frequent: reproof, first in private and then published abroad, will try to correct you. You have already gone too far to be healed just by words: disgrace will keep you in check.

Indeed, what’s more worthy of indignation than the fact that certain people flourish and abuse the kindness of fortune when no fortune bad enough to suit them can be found? But the good man will regard their advantage without indignation, just as he will regard their crimes without anger: a good judge condemns things worthy of reproof, he doesn’t hate them. 105 For as Zeno says, in the wise man’s mind too the scar will 29 on anger remain even when the wound has healed. He will therefore feel some hints and shadows of the passions, but he will be free of the passions themselves.

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