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" ... your desires, and rather keep you from grieving for any of these things, than keep away one thing and grant another? For if the gods can help us, no doubt they can help us to be wiser. But it may be you will say, they have put this in my power. Why,... "
The Emperor Marcus Antoninus His Conversation with Himself: Together with ... - Page 327
by Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome), André Dacier, Thomas Gataker, Cebes (of Thebes.) - 1708 - 420 pages
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The Emperor-Marcus Antonius: his conversation with himself. together with ...

Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome) - Emperors - 1701 - 270 pages
...to be Wifer. But it may beyou'l fay, They have furnHh'd me fufficiently for thefe Matters. Why tfaen don't you make ufe of your Talent, and aft like a...the God's don't affift us in Things which we might poffiblycompafs by our felves ? Let me prefcribe the Matter of your Devotions. For Inftance : This...
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The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome) - Ethics - 1887 - 212 pages
...you will say, they have put this in my power. Why, then, do you not make use of your talent, and act like a man of spirit, and not run cringing and creeping...out of your reach ? But then who told you that the gods do not assist us in things which we might possibly compass by ourselves ? Begin, then, to pray...
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