Upon all occasions we ought to have these maxims ready at hand: -
“Conduct me, Zeus, and thou, O Destiny,
Wherever your decrees have fixed my lot.
I follow cheerfully; and, did I not,
Wicked and wretched, I must follow still.
”Cleanthes, in Diogenes Laertius, quoted also by Seneca, Epistle 107.- H.
- H. And this third: - “O Crito, if it thus pleases the gods, thus let it be.” Plato, Crito,17-H. “Anytus and Melitus may kill me indeed; but hurt me they cannot.” Apology, 18. -H. [p. 2245]
“Whoe'er yields properly to Fate is deemed
Wise among men, and knows the laws of Heaven.