HAVE the very leaves, and our own bodies, this connection and sympathy with the whole, and have not our souls much more? But our souls are thus connected and intimately joined to God, as being indeed members and distinct portions of His essence.
EPICTETUS. DISCOURSES. Book i. §14. ¶1.GOD hath universally so constituted the nature of every reasonable creature, that no one can attain any of its own proper advantages without contributing something to the use of society.
EPICTETUS. DISCOURSES. Book i. §19. ¶2.SOONER mayest thou find a thing earthly, where no earthly thing is, than find a man that naturally can live by himself alone.
MARCUS AURELIUS. MEDITATIONS. Book ix. 7.