LET not things future trouble thee. For if necessity so require that they come to pass, thou shalt (whensoever that is) be provided for them with the same reason, by which whatsoever is now present, is made both tolerable and acceptable unto thee. All things are linked and knitted together, and the knot is sacred, neither is there anything in the world, that is not kind and natural in regard of any other thing, or, that hath not some kind of reference, and natural correspondence with whatsoever is in the world besides. For all things are ranked together, and by that decency of its due place and order that each particular doth observe, they all concur together to the making of one and the same orderly composition.
MARCUS AURELIUS. MEDITATIONS. Book vii. 6.
AS several members are in one body united, so are reasonable creatures, in a body divided and dispersed, all made and prepared for one common operation.
MARCUS AURELIUS. MEDITATIONS. Book vii. 10.
THAT which is not good for the beehive, cannot be good for the bee.
MARCUS AURELIUS. MEDITATIONS. Book vi. 49.