HOW is my brother to lay aside his anger against me?
Bring him to me, and I will tell him; but I have nothing to say to you about his anger.
EPICTETUS. DISCOURSES. Book i. §15. ¶1.
AFTER this, know likewise, that you are a brother; and that to this character it belongs, to make concessions; to be easily persuaded: to use gentle language; never to claim for yourself any of the things dependent on choice, but cheerfully to give these, that you may have the larger share of what is dependent on it. For consider what it is, instead of a lettuce, for instance, or a chair, to procure for yourself a good temper? How great an advantage gained!
EPICTETUS. DISCOURSES. Book ii. §10. ¶3.