EPICTETUS being asked how a person might grieve his enemy, answered, "By doing as well as possible himself."
EPICTETUS. FRAGMENTS. 125.
HE that is unjust, is also impious. For the Nature of the Universe, having made all reasonable creatures one for another, to the end that they should do one another good ; more or less according to the several persons and occasions ; but in no wise hurt one another : it is manifest that he that doth transgress against this her will, is guilty of impiety towards the most ancient and venerable of all the Deities.
MARCUS AURELIUS. MEDITATIONS. Book ix. 1.
THOSE things that are his own, and in his own power, he himself takes order for that they be good : and as for those that happen unto him, he believes them to be so.
MARCUS AURELIUS. MEDITATIONS. Book iii. 4.