The Enchiridion - Part 53

To close out this excellent collection of wisdom, Epictetus leaves us with 3 quotes that presumably help him maintain his Stoic focus. I'll let them stand on their own:

In every thing (circumstance) we should hold these maxims ready to hand:

"Lead me, O Zeus, and thou O Destiny, The way that I am bid by you to go: To follow I am ready. If I choose not, I make myself a wretch, and still must follow."

"But whoso nobly yields unto necessity, We hold him wise, and skill'd in things divine."

And the third also:

"O Crito, if so it pleases the gods, so let it be; Anytus and Melitus are able indeed to kill me, but they cannot harm me."

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