Monday

April 22

Y0U carry a god about with you, wretch. I know nothing of it. Do you suppose I mean some god without you, of gold or silver? It is within yourself you wrong him, and profane him, without being sensible of it, by impure thoughts and unclean actions.

EPICTETUS. DISCOURSES. Book ii. §8. ¶2.

HAVE you not God? Do you seek any other, while you have Him ? Or will He tell you any other than these things ? If you were a statue of Phidias, either Zeus or Athena, you would remember both yourself and the artist ; and, if you had any sense, you would endeavour to do nothing unworthy of him who formed you, or of yourself: nor to appear in an unbecoming manner to spectators. And are you now careless how you appear, because you are the workmanship of Jupiter ?

EPICTETUS. DISCOURSES. Book ii. §8. ¶3.

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