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soul of man and all rational life. The first is that neither can be impeded from without ; the second, that to both the Good lies in justice of character and deed, and there all desire ceases.
Live with the gods. For that man lives with them indeed, who, all life long, lays bare his soul to Heaven, showing that it is a soul well content with the dispensations of providence, and executing every wish of that godhead which Zeus has given man, to be his guardian and his guide-a fragment of Himself. And this godhead is the understanding and reason of each one of us.
Learn, late as it is, that thou hast within thee something higher and more divine than the objects that are the causes of passion, and, in general, drag thee puppet-like whither they will.
The following passages expound some principles and methods of the spiritual life. Success in life depends on finding out how Nature means us to live and in living accordingly.
IN the morning, when thou risest sore against thy will, summon up this thought :` I am rising to do the work of a man. Why then this peevishness, if the way lies open to perform the tasks which I exist to perform, and for whose sake I was brought into the world ? Or am I to say I was created for the purpose of lying in blankets and keeping myself warm ?''At all events, that is the more pleasant theory.'-'So the goal of thy existence is pleasure, and, generally, passivity rather than activity ? Look at the tiny plants and birds, at the ants, spiders, and bees : they are all doing their own work, all striving to set their little corner of the universe in order. And thou seest this, and wilt not take up man's burden and run the race that Nature bids thee !'-` But we must have some rest.'Agreed : but Nature has prescribed limits to that rest, exactly as she has to eating and drinking. Yet these thou art eager enough to overstep ; but come to action, and there is no thought of breaking the bounds of the possible!

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