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THE STOICS : EPICTETUS

He has given me all that lies within the sphere of my choice, and has put it in my hands, unfettered, unhindered. How could He make my clay body free from hindrance ? My property, my chattels, my honour, my children, my wife, He made subject to the revolution of the universe. Why then do I fight against God ? Why do I will what is not for me to will, what is not given me to hold under all conditions, but to hold only as it is given and so far as it is given ?
Suppose He that gave takes away. Why then do I resist ? I shall not merely be silly, if I try to compel Him that is stronger ; first of all I shall be doing wrong. For whence did I bring what I have into the world ? My father gave them me. And who gave them him ? Who is it that has made the sun, and the fruits of the earth, and the seasons, and the union and fellowship of men with one another ?
You have received everything, nay your very self, from Another, and yet you complain and blame the Giver, if He takes anything away from you. Who are you and for what have you come ? Did not He bring you into the world ? Did not He show you the light ? Has He not given you fellow workers? Has He not given you senses too, and - reason ? And in what character did He bring you into life ? Was it not as a mortal, one who should live upon earth with his little portion of flesh and behold God's governance and share for a little while in His pageant and His festival ? Will you not then look at the pageant and the festal gathering as long as it is given you, and then, when God leads you forth, go away with an obeisance to Him and thanksgiving for what you have heard and seen ?
` No, I want to go on feasting.'
Yes, those at the Mysteries too want to go on with the ceremony, and those at Olympia to see fresh competitors, but the festival is at an end. Leave it and depart, in a thankful and modest spirit ; make room for others. Others must come into being, even as you did, and being born must have room

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