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On every occasion we must have these thoughts at hand,

‘Lead me, O Zeus, and lead me, Destiny,
Whither ordained is by your decree.
I’ll follow, doubting not, or if with will
Recreant I falter, I shall follow still.’


‘Who rightly with necessity complies
In things divine we count him skilled and wise.’

[Euripides, Fragment 965]

‘Well, Crito, if this be the gods’ will, so be it.’

[Plato, Crito, 43d]

‘Anytus and Meletus have power to put me to death, but not to harm me,’

[Plato, Apology, 30c]

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