men lose nothing but money? Is not
modesty to be lost? Is not decency to be
lost ? Or may he who loses these suffer no
damage? You, indeed, perhaps no longer think
anything of this sort to be a damage. But there
was once a time when you accounted this to be
the only damage and hurt; when you were
anxiously afraid lest anyone should shake your
regard from these discourses and actions. See, it
is not shaken by another, but by yourself. Fight
against yourself, recover yourself to decency, to
modesty, to freedom.
EPICTETUS. DISCOURSES. Book iv. §9. ¶2.
not variegate the structure of your walls
with Euboean and Spartan stone; but adorn
both the minds of the citizens and of those who
govern them by the Grecian education. For cities
are made good habitations by the sentiments of
those who live in them, not by wood and stone.
EPICTETUS. FRAGMENTS. 77.
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