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[903a] cares not at all for the small things which are the easier to care for—like one who shirks the labor because he is idle and cowardly,—but only for the great.

By no means let us accept such an opinion of the gods, Stranger: that would be to adopt a view that is neither pious nor true at all.

And now, as I think, we have argued quite sufficiently with him who loves to censure the gods for neglect.


And it was by forcing him by our arguments to acknowledge

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