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turn up ? My business is to use what does turn up with diligence and skill. In like manner this is the principal business of life : distinguish between things, weigh them one against the other, and say, ` External things are not in my power, my will is my own. Where am I to seek what is good and what is evil ? Within me, among my own possessions.' You must never use the word good or evil or benefit or injury or any such word, in connexion with other men's possessions.
` Do you mean then that outward things are to be used without care ? '
By no means. For this again is evil for the will and unnatural to it. They must be used with care, for their use is not a matter of indifference, but at the same time with constancy and tranquillity, for in themselves they are indifferent. For where the true value of things is concerned, no one can hinder or compel me. I am subject to hindrance and compulsion only in matters which lie out of my power to win, which are neither good nor evil; but they may be dealt with well or ill, and this rests with me.
It is difficult to unite and combine these qualities-the diligence of a man who devotes himself to material things, and the constancy of one who disregards them-yet not impossible. You will see that those who play ball with skill behave so. No one of them discusses whether the ball is good or bad, but only how to strike it and how to receive it. We ought to play the game, so to speak, with all possible care and skill, but treat the ball itself as indifferent.

The Stoic in Society
THE man who mixes with other people a good deal, either for talk or for a wine-party or generally for social purposes, must needs either grow like them himself or convert them to his likeness ; for if you put a quenched coal by one that is burning, either it will put the burning one out,

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