FREEDOM is the name of virtue ; and slavery, of vice.
EPICTETUS. FRAGMENTS. 7.
NO one is free, who doth not command himself.
E. F. 109.
WHAT is wickedness? It is that which many times and often thou hast already seen and known in the world. And so oft as anything doth happen that might otherwise trouble thee, let this memento presently come to thy mind, that it is that which thou hast already often seen and known. Generally, above and below, thou shalt find but the same things. The very same things whereof ancient stories, middle-age stories, and fresh stories are full: whereof towns are full, and houses full. There is nothing that is new. All things that are, are both usual and of little continuance.
MARCUS AURELIUS. MEDITATIONS. Book ii. I.