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THE STOICS : MARCUS AURELIUS

canst not, remember that for these occasions the virtue of kindliness was given thee, and that Heaven itself shows mercy to evil-doers.
It vexes not the gods, though they live for ever, that for all eternity they must needs bear with the wicked, whose wickedness is great, and whose numbers legion. Nay, more than this, they aid them in a thousand ways. Shalt thou, then, whose end is all but here, fall weary of bearing with evil-doers ? -And this, too, when thou art numbered with them !
Every morning repeat to thyself : I shall meet with a busybody, an ingrate, and a bully ; with treachery, envy, and selfishness. All these vices have fallen to their share because they know not good and evil. But I have contemplated the nature of the good, and seen that it is the beautiful ; of evil, and seen that it is deformity ; of the sinner, and seen that it is kindred to my own-kindred, not because he shares the same flesh and blood and is sprung from the same seed, but because he partakes of the same reason and the same spark of divinity. How then can any of these harm me ? For none can involve me in the shameful save myself. Or how can I be angered with my kith and kin, or cherish hatred towards them ?
For we are all created to work together, as the members of one body-feet, hands, and eyelids, or the upper and nether teeth. Whence, to work against each other is contrary to Nature ;-but this is the very essence of anger and aversion.

Suffering and Failure
LET the body take thought, if it can, that it suffer nothing; if it fail, let it give voice to its suffering. But the soul itself,-that power which experiences pain and fear, and has sole authority to pass judgement on them,-will feel nothing. It will simply decline to confirm the body's verdict.
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