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he well understood, that is, why the birds took flight. But when everybody looked at them and some people foolishly took the thing for ominous, he turned from his argument and said, ` A boy that was carrying wheat in a shovel, down such and such an alley, slipped and fell. He picked up the grain carelessly and went his way, leaving much of it scattered about. This sparrow happened to be there, and now he is come to invite the others to be his messmates and treat them to a share in his unexpected good luck.' Most of the audience went off at full speed to see about the fact ; but Apollonius continued his sermon on Brotherhood to those who remained to hear ; and when the rest returned shouting and full of amazement, he said, ` You see these sparrows, how they care for one another, and delight in brotherly sharing ; but we will not do so, and if we do see any man sharing his goods freely among others we say " squanderer ", or " pampered aristocrat :' " and we call those whom he feeds " parasites " and " flatterers ".'

TELESINUS (consul A. D. 66). When you approach an altar, how do you pray ?
Apoll. That right may be done, the law not overthrown, the masters of Science be poor, and the world be rich-but honestly.
Tel. And do you expect that all these petitions will be granted ?
Apoll. In truth, I comprise them all into one prayer, and when I approach the altars I say, ` O gods, give me my deserts'. If, then, I am a good man, I shall get more than the favours I named just now ; but if in the sight of the gods my place is amongst the wicked, I shall get the contrary from them, and not find fault with heaven for sending me the evils that befit my unworthiness.

The only certainly authentic words of Apollonius that we possess are preserved by a Father of the Church.

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THE only proper way to worship God and to win at once His surpassing favour and grace, is not to sacrifice at all, nor to kindle fires, nor to name by any sensible object Him whom I called the prime Deity, the one God, apart from and,before all others. He needs nothing even from beings superior to us ; and all the products of earth and air, whether plant or animal, have a taint of pollution., Let us only address God in the higher language-not the language that proceeds from our lips-and ask blessings from the noblest of existing beings by means of the noblest power in us. That power is Reason, which needs no organ to express it. Therefore we should offer no kind of sacrifice to the great God who is over all.

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