I WOULD be the purple, that small and shining thing, which gives a lustre and beauty to the rest.
EPICTETUS. DISCOURSES. Book i. 2, 3.
FOR as for him who is the Administrator of all, he will make good use of thee whether thou wilt or no, and make thee (as a part and member of the whole) so to co-operate with him, that whatsoever thou doest, shall turn to the furtherance of his own counsels, and resolutions. But be not thou for shame such a part of the whole, as that vile and ridiculous verse (which Chrysippus in a place doth mention) is a part of the Comedy.
MARCUS AURELIUS. MEDITATIONS. Book vi. 37.
PAY in, before you are called upon, what is due to the public, and you will never be asked for what is not due.
PICTETUS. FRAGMENTS. 72.