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for children to frighten. They think masks fearsome, but I know that they are earthenware, and have nothing inside.'
So momentous is the profession you are thinking of. Before God I beg you to wait if you will, and look first to your equipment ; for mark what Hector says to Andromache :` Go rather to the house ', he says, ` and weave ':

War shall be men's concern,
All men's, and mine in chief.

So truly did he realize his own endowment and her incapacity.
Stoicism was for Epictetus a way of life rather than a creed.
Philosophy, in his view, existed to teach men to live better. He was thus a father confessor, a director of consciences. The
following extracts show him as a practical adviser :
EVERY habit and every faculty is confirmed and strengthened by the corresponding acts, the faculty of walking by walking, that of running by running. If you wish to have a faculty for reading, read ; if for writing, write. When you have not read for thirty days on end, but have done something else, you know what happens. So if you lie in bed for ten days, and then get up and try to take a fairly long walk, you will see how your legs lose their power. So generally if you wish to acquire a habit for anything, do the thing ; if you do not wish to acquire the habit, abstain from doing it, and acquire the habit of doing something else instead. The same holds good in things of the mind : when you are angry, know that you have not merely done ill, but that you have strengthened the habit, and, as it were, put fuel on the fire. When you yield to carnal passion you must take account not only of this one defeat, but of the fact that you have fed your incontinence and strengthened it. For habits and faculties are bound to be affected by the corresponding actions ; they are either implanted if they did not exist before, or strengthened and intensified if they were there already.

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