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him with this authority. When he sees that he has watched and toiled for men, and that his sleep has been pure, and that when sleep leaves him he is purer still, and that all the thoughts of his heart have been those of one who is a friend and servant of the gods, and who shares the rule of Zeus, and that everywhere he is ready to say :
Lead me, O Zeus, and lead me, Destiny,
and ` If thus the gods would have it, be it so '-then, I ask, why should he not have confidence to speak freely to his brothers, to his children, and in a word to his kinsfolk ?
The Cynic must have the spirit of patience in such measure as to seem to the multitude as unfeeling as a stone. Reviling or blows or insults are nothing to him ; he has given his bit of a body to any one who will, to treat it as he pleases. For he remembers that the inferior must needs be conquered by the superior, where it is inferior, and the body is inferior to the multitude, the weaker inferior to them that are stronger. He therefore never enters upon this contest, where he may be conquered, but at once resigns what does.not belong to him and does not claim power over slaves. But when it comes to the will and the power of dealing with impressions then you will see what eyes he has. Is there reckless assent, is there vain impulse, will to get which fails, will to avoid which is foiled, purpose incomplete, blame, disparagement or envy ? It is on these he concentrates his attention and energy ; for the rest he snores and takes his ease, and all is peace. No one robs him of his will or masters that.
Do they master his bit of a body ?
Yes.
And his bit of property ?
Yes.
And offices and honours ?
What does he care for these ? When any one tries to frighten him with these fears he says to him, ` Get away, look

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