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It is silly to want your children and your wife and your friends to live for ever, for that means that you want what is not in your control to be in your control, and what is not your own to be yours.
Remember that you must behave in life as you would at a banquet. A dish is handed round and comes to you ; put out your hand and take it politely. It passes you ; do not stop it. It has not reached you ; do not be impatient to get it, but wait till your turn comes. Bear yourself thus towards children, wife, office, wealth, and one day you will be worthy to banquet with the gods. But if when they are set before you, you do not take them but despise them, then you shall not only share the gods' banquet, but shall share their rule.
If a man is unfortunate, remember that his misfortune is his own fault ; for God created all men for happiness and peace of mind. To this end He gave men resources, giving each man some things for his own, and some not for his ownthings subject to hindrance and deprivation and compulsion not for his own, but things beyond hindrance for his own. The true nature of good and evil He gave man for his own, as was natural for Him to do, who cares for us and protects us as a Father.
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Why did he count as his own what was not his ? When he rejoiced to look on you why did he not reflect that you are mortal, and that you may go on a journey ? Wherefore he pays the penalty for his own foolishness. But why do you bewail yourself, and to what end ? Did not you study this distinction either ? Did you, as worthless women do, regard

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