chapter  10
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Treating the Soul's Sicknesses

Later, he goes on to say that we should not be content, like documents and books, to instruct others in wisdom 6 while ourselves remaining without it; or to be like a whetstone, which sharpens iron but itself is unable to cut. Rather should we be like the sun, diffusing1215 light from our essence upon a moon, so as to lend it a likeness to ourselves, albeit its light falls short of the sun's own: this is exactly our state as regards the diffusion of virtues.