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The Discourses of Epictetus
Of the varied appearances of things to the mind, and what means are at hand by which to regulate them.
That some persons, failing to fulfil what the character of a man implies, assume that of a philosopher.
1 Nero being declared an enemy by the Senate, his coin was, in consequence of this, prohibited and destroyed. -C.
2 Alcibiades sent a fine great cake as a present to Socrates; which so provoked the jealousy of the meek Xantippe, that she threw it down and stamped upon it. Socrates only laughed, and said, " Now you will have no share in it yourself." - C.
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