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all the things in which you took pleasure-places, persons, ways of life-as though they would always be with you ? And so now you sit and weep because you do not see the same persons and pass your time in the same place. No doubt you deserve this fate-to be more wretched than rooks and ravens, who may fly where they will and change their nests, and cross the seas, without lamenting or longing for their first possessions.
` Yes, but this happens to them because they have no reason.'
Is our reason then given us by the gods for misfortune and misery, that we may continue in wretchedness and mourning ? Or would you have all men to be immortal, and no one go abroad ? Are we never to go away, but all to stay rooted like plants, and if one of our close friends goes abroad are we to sit and weep : and again, if he return, are we to dance and clap like little children ?
Shall we not at last give up the milk of babes, and remember what we heard from the philosophers, unless we took what they said for enchanters' tales ?` This world is one city, and the substance of which it is constructed is one ; and things must needs move in a cycle, one thing giving way to another, and some things must pass away, and others come into being, some must abide as they are and others must move ; and the universe is full of friends-the gods first, and after them men, whom nature has made akin to one another ; some of them must be with one another and others must go away, and we should rejoice in those that are with us, yet not be sad at those who go away. And man, besides being born to a high courage, and to despise all that is beyond his will, has this too for his own, that he is not rooted nor attached to the earth, but goes now to one place, now to another, at one time under the pressure of business, at another merely to see the world.'
'But my mother mourns because she does not see me.'

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