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THE STOICS : MARCUS AURELIUS

a fraction of the whole is this corner where we dwell ! Nay, how few even here-and they how insignificant !-will be thy panegyrists.
So much is left thee : forget not to retreat into this little plot of thyself. Above all, let nothing distract thee. Do not strain and struggle, but maintain thy freedom and look things in the face as befits a man and a male, a member of the state, and a mortal creature. And, among the principles which are ever most ready to hand for thee to turn to, let these two find a place : first, that things in themselves have no point of contact with the soul, but are stationed motionless without, while all unrest proceeds solely from the opinion within ; second, that all the objects thou now beholdest will anon change and be no more. Think, and think often, how many changes thine own eyes have witnessed, and know that the universe is mutation, and life opinion.
As universal Nature has given every rational being practically all her other powers, so too we are indebted to her for this : that just as she herself converts every obstacle in her path, and every attempt at resistance, to her own ends, assigns them to their proper place in destiny, and makes them part of herself, so each rational being has the power to convert any impediment into material for itself, and to use it for whatever purpose it had in view.

Some Maxims
ALEXANDER of Macedon and his groom are equals now in death. For both have either been received back into the same generative principle of the universe, or dispersed impartially into the atoms.
O the folly of men ! They have no word of praise for the fellow creatures who live in their own time and move in their midst. Their one ambition is that they themselves shall be lauded in after ages by men they have never seen, and never

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