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to your friend, when you want to know what words to write grammar will tell you ; but whether you should write to your friend or should not write, grammar will not tell you. And in the same way music will tell you about tunes, but whether at this precise moment you should sing and play the lyre, or should not sing nor play the lyre, it will not tell you. What will tell you then ? That faculty which takes cognizance of itself and of all things else. What is this ? The reasoning faculty : for this alone of the faculties we have received is created to comprehend even' its own nature (that is to say, what it is and what it can do, and with what precious qualities it has come to us), and to comprehend all other faculties as well. For what else is it that tells us that gold is a goodly thing ? The gold does not tell us. Clearly it is the faculty which can deal with our impressions. What else is it which distinguishes the faculties of music, grammar, and the rest, testing their uses and pointing out the due seasons for their use ? It is reason and nothing else.
Zeus says, ` Epictetus, if it were possible I would have made your body and your possessions (those trifles that you prize) free and untrammelled. But as things are-never forget thisthis body is not yours, it is but a clever mixture of clay. But since I could not make it free, I gave you a portion in our divinity, this faculty of impulse to act and not to act, of will to get and will to avoid, in a word the faculty which can turn impressions to right use. If you pay heed to this, and put your affairs in its keeping, you will never suffer let nor hindrance, you will not groan, you will blame no man, you will flatter none.'

The Secret of Freedom
HE is free, whom none can hinder, the man who can deal with things as he wishes. But the man who can be hindered or compelled or fettered or driven into anything against his will is a slave. And who is he whom

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