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THE STOICS : EPICTETUS

I am willing then (if He wills it) to die or be put on the rack. Who can hinder me any more against my own judgement or put compulsion on me ? I am as safe as Zeus.
I act as cautious travellers do. A man has heard that the road is infested by robbers ; he does not dare to venture on it alone, but waits for company-a legate, or a quaestor, or a proconsul-and joining him he passes safely on the road. The prudent man does the same in the world. In the world are many haunts of robbers, tyrants, storms, distresses, chances of losing what is dearest. ` Where is a man to escape ? How is he to go on his way unrobbed ? What company is he to wait for that he may pass through in safety ? To whom is he to join himself ? To this or that rich man or consular ? What is the good of that ? Your great man himself is stripped, and utters mourning and lamentation. What if my fellow traveller turns against me himself to rob me ? What am I to do ? I will be " a friend of Caesar "; if I am his companion no one will do me wrong. But first, how many things must I endure and undergo to become a distinguished person ! How often must I suffer robbery and from how many ! And then, if I rise to distinction, even Caesar is mortal. And if some circumstance lead him to become my enemy, where, I ask, is it better for me to retire ? To the wilderness ?«'hy, does not fever come there ? What is to become of me then ? Is it impossible to find a travelling companion who is safe, trustworthy, strong, proof against attack ?' Thus he reflects and comes to understand that if he attaches himself to God, he will pass through the world in safety.
'What do you mean by " attach " himself ?'
That what God wills, he may will too, and what God wills not, he may not will either.
How then is this to be done ?
How else, but by examining the purposes of God and His governance of the world? What has He given me to be my own and independent, what has He reserved for Himself ?

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