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Wherever I go, there are sun, moon, stars, dreams, omens, my converse with gods #

[Y]ou must make your governing principle pure, and you must make the following your plan of life: "From now on my mind is the material with which I have to work, as the carpenter has his timbers, the shoemaker his hides; my business is to make the right use of my impressions. My paltry body is nothing to me; the parts of it are nothing to me. Death? Let it come when it will, whether it be the death of the whole or some part. Exile? And to what place can anyone thrust me out? Outside the universe he cannot. But wherever I go, there are sun, moon, stars, dreams, omens, my converse with gods."
From Chapter 22, On the calling of a Cynic, in Book III of Epictetus' Discourses

/misc | Sep 14, 2013


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