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Robert Bridges, ed. (1844–1930).  The Spirit of Man: An Anthology.  1916.
Republic 604, B

Plato (427?–347 B.C.)
.. OUR 1 law surely would say that it is best to keep as tranquil as possible in misfortune, and not to be vexed or resentful: for we cannot see what good or evil there is in such things, and impatience does not in any way help us forwards; also because nothing in human affairs deserves serious anxiety, and grief stands in the way to hinder the self-succour that our duty immediately requires of us.  1
Note 1. Plato. Rep. 604, B. Our law is the laws of his Utopia. [Trans. R. Bridges.] [back]
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