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THE STOICS : EPICTETUS

Will you not remember, when you eat, who you are that eat, and whom you are feeding ? When you take part in society, or training, or conversation, do you not know that it is God you are nourishing and training ? You bear God about with you, poor wretch, and know it not. Do you think I speak of some external god of silver or gold ? No, you bear Him about within you and are unaware that you are defiling Him with unclean thoughts and foul actions. If an image of God were present, you would not dare to do any of the things you do ; yet when God Himself is present within you and sees and hears all things, you are not ashamed of thinking and acting thus : O slow to understand your nature.
If God had committed some orphan to your care, would you have neglected him so ? Yet He has entrusted your own self to you, and He says, ` I had none other more trustworthy than you : keep this man for me such as he is born to be, modest, faithful, high-minded, undismayed, free from passion and tumult.' After that, do you refuse to keep him so ?_
Remember that you are an actor in a play, and the Playwright chooses the manner of it : if he wants it short, it is short ; if long, it is long. If he wants you to act a poor man you must act the part with all your powers ; and so if your part be a cripple or a magistrate or a plain man. For your business is to act the character that is given you and act it well : the choice of the cast is Another's.2

The Supyemacy of Reason
OF our faculties in general you will find that none can take cognizance of itself ; none therefore has the power to approve or disapprove its own action. Our grammatical faculty, for instance : how far can that take cognizance ? Only so far as to distinguish expression. Our musical faculty ? Only so far as to distinguish tune. Does any one of these then take cognizance of itself ? By no means. If you are writing

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