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Upon all occasions we ought to have these maxims ready at hand:

“Conduct me, Jove, and you, O Destiny, Wherever your decrees have fixed my station.” (Cleanthes)

“I follow cheerfully; and, did I not, Wicked and wretched, I must follow still Whoever yields properly to Fate, is deemed Wise among men, and knows the laws of heaven.” (Euripides, Frag. 965)

And this third:

“O Crito, if it thus pleases the gods, thus let it be. Anytus and Melitus may kill me indeed, but hurt me they cannot.” (Plato’s Crito and Apology)

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