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Epictetus, Discourses (ed. Thomas Wentworth Higginson), book 1 (search)
o sophistry the art of reasoning, and the frequent use and exercise of it. Against specious appearances we must set clear convictions, bright and ready for use. When death appears as an evil, we ought immediately to remember that evils are things to be avoided, but death is inevitable. For what can I do, or where can I fly from it? Let me suppose myself to be Sarpedon, the son of Jove, that I may speak as nobly. " I go either to excel, or to give another the occasion to excel."Imitated from Iliad, 12. 328.- H. If I can achieve nothing myself, I will not grudge another his achievement. But suppose this to be a strain too high for us; do not these following thoughts befit us? Whither shall I fly from death? Show me the place, show me the people, to whom I may have recourse, whom death does not overtake. Show me the charm to avoid it. If there be none, what would you have me do? I cannot escape death; but cannot I escape the dread of it? Must I die trembling and lamenting? For the ver
Epictetus, Discourses (ed. Thomas Wentworth Higginson), book 1 (search)
, or reproach, or hate, or quarrel with any one. "So, then, have all the great and dreadful deeds that have been done in the world no other origin than semblances?" Absolutely no other. The Iliad consists of nothing but such semblances and their results. It seemed to Paris that he should carry off the wife of Menelaus. It seemed to Helen that she should follow him. If, then, it had seemed to Menelaus that it was an advantage to be robbed of such a wife, what could have happened? Not only the Iliad had been lost, but the Odyssey too. "Do such great events, then, depend on so small a cause? " What events, then, call you great? "Wars and seditions, the destruction of numbers of men, and the overthrow of cities." And what in all this is great? Nothing. What is great in the death of numbers of oxen, numbers of sheep, or in the burning or pulling down numbers of nests of storks or swallows? "Are these things then similar?" They are. The bodies of men are destroyed, and the bodies of sheep