"BUT I am rich," you may say, "as well as other people."
What, richer than Agamemnon?
"But I am handsome too."
What, handsomer than Achilles?
"But I have fine hair too."
Had not Achilles finer and brighter? Yet he neither combed it nicely, nor curled it.
"But I am strong too."
Can you lift such a stone, then, as Hector or Ajax?
"But I am of a noble family too."
Is your mother a goddess, or your father descended from Zeus? And what good did all this do to Achilles, when he sat crying for a girl?
EPICTETUS. DISCOURSES. Book ii. §24. ¶2.