A WISE and good person neither quarrels with anyone himself nor so far as possible, suffers another. The life of Socrates affords us an example of this too. For he well remembered that no one is master of the ruling faculty of another, and therefore desired nothing but what was his own. " And what is that? " Not that this or that person should be moved conformably to nature, for that belongs to others; but that while they act in their own way as they please, he should nevertheless be affected and live according to nature.
EPICTETUS. DISCOURSES. Book iv. §5. ¶1
THE best kind of revenge is not to become like unto them.
Let this be your only joy, and your only comfort, to pass from one sociable, kind action without intermission unto another, God being ever in thy mind.
MARCUS AURELIUS. MEDITATIONS. Book vi. 5, 6.
IF he has sinned, his is the harm, not mine. But perchance he has not.
MARCUS AURELIUS. MEDITATIONS. Book ix. 37.