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The Sophist

Montaigne: The Pursuit of Virtue

There’s No Finish Line in the Race for Excellence. Enjoy the Race.

We should approach the excellence of character in the same way athletes approach physical excellence. Mosaic of female athletes playing ball at the Villa Romana del Casale of Piazza Armerina, 4th century AD. (Public Domain. Source: Wikimedia Commons)

I once heard a priest who described himself not as a Christian, but as trying to be a Christian.

Whatever views we may have of Christianity, we understand the priest’s point. “Christian” to him was a superlative: a state of the highest order, not just simply believing in…

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Steven Gambardella

Steven Gambardella

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