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THE STOICS : MARCUS AURELIUS

sudden contraction and as sudden effusion, and let not thy life be one turmoil of business.
Practise even that thou despairest to acquire ; for the left hand, useless as it is for all other purposes through lack of training, still takes a firmer grip of the reins than does the right. For here custom stands it in good stead.
Receive the gifts of fortune without arrogance, and resign them without a pang.
Adapt thyself to the things amidst which thy lot has been cast, and love in sincerity the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained thou shalt live.
That which advantages not the hive advantages not the bee. Dig within thee. There lies the fount of good ; a fount whose waters will for ever well up, if thou but for ever dig !
To a man in the circumstances and with the temperament of Marcus the chief difficulties of life lay in his relations with his fellow men. Here his practice was Christian, if his reasons were Stoic.
WHEN thy neighbour sins against thee, consider first what is thy relationship to mankind, reflecting that we all exist to serve each other, and that, in especial, thy life-work is to champion thy fellow creatures as the bull defends his herd and the ram his flock. Again, approach the matter from the first principle that, if the atomic theory is false, Nature must be the power that governs the universe ; and, in this case, the worse is created for the good of the better, and the better for the good of one another.
Secondly, call to mind what manner of men these sinners are, at their tables, on their couches, and in the rest of their life. Chief of all, remember the many forms of constraint laid on them by their principles, and the foolish pride with which their very sins inspire them.
Thirdly, reflect that, if these actions of theirs are right, it is

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