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sit crying like little children ? What were you doing, then, at school ? What did you hear ? What did you learn ? Why did you write yourself down a philosopher when you might have written the truth, saying, ` I did a few Introductions and read Chrysippus' sayings, but I never entered the door of a philosopher. What share have I in the calling of Socrates, who lived and died so nobly, or of Diogenes' ? Can you imagine one of them weeping or indignant, because he is not going to see this man or that, or be in Athens or in Corinth, but in Susa, if it so chance, or Ecbatana ?
Will you not be weaned at last, as children are, and take more solid food, and cease to cry 'nurse' and 'mammy', cries for old women's ears ?
'But I shall distress my friends', you say, 'by departing.'
You will distress them ? No, you will not distress them ; what distresses them and you is judgement. What can you do then ? Get rid of your judgement : theirs, if they do well, they will get rid of themselves, or they will sorrow for it and have themselves to thank. Man, be bold, that you may have peace and freedom and a lofty mind. Lift up your neck at last, as one released from slavery. Have courage to look up to God and say, 'Deal with me hereafter as Thou wilt, I am at one with Thee, I am Thine. I flinch from nothing so long as Thou thinkest it good. Lead me where Thou wilt, put on me what raiment Thou wilt. Wouldst Thou have me hold office, or eschew it, stay or fly, be poor or rich ? For all this I will defend Thee before men.',
In Illness, Misfortune, Bereavement, and Death
0NE ought to say as each hardship comes: ` I was practising for this, I was training for this.' God says to you, 'Give me a proof, whether you have kept the rules of wrestling-eaten the proper food, trained, and obeyed the trainer.' After that, are you going to play the coward

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