And to have learned how to accept favors from friends without losing your self-respect or appearing ungrateful.
We shrink from change; yet is there anything that can come into being without it?
Thus thou must use to keep thyself to the first motions and apprehensions of things, as they present themselves outwardly; and add not unto them from within thyself through mere conceit and opinion.
He may not be profound, he is always sincere.
Of Diognetus, not to busy myself about vain things, and not easily to believe those things, which are commonly spoken, by such as take upon them to work wonders, and by sorcerers, or prestidigitators, and impostors; concerning the power of charms, and their driving out of demons, or evil spirits; and the like.
Does a man offend your pride? Remember he will be dead soon, as will you.