Upon all occasions we ought to have these maxims ready at hand: -
“Conduct me, Zeus, and thou, O Destiny,
Wherever your decrees have fixed my lot.
I follow cheerfully; and, did I not,
Wicked and wretched, I must follow still.”
(Cleanthes, in Diogenes Laertius, quoted also by Seneca, Epistle 107.)
Whoe’er yields properly to Fate is deemed
Wise among men, and knows the laws of Heaven.
And this third: - O Crito, if it thus pleases the gods, thus let it be. (Plato, Crito, 17)
Anytus and Melitus may kill me indeed; but hurt me they cannot. (Apology, 18.)