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A Letter Of Mara Son Of Serapion

Auhtor: A Letter Of Mara Son Of Serapion

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... which I have by careful observation discovered in the world. For the kind of life men lead has been carefully observed by me. I tread the path of ...
... able still to preserve his previous character, and properly does that which it behoves him to do, he is that chosen man who is called the blessing ...
... their virtue and those who cultivate philosophy, they are looking to escape from the vexations of the world. And do thou too, my son, thus wisely ...
... thus: We are now far removed from our home, and we cannot return again to our city, or behold our people, or offer to our gods the greeting of ...
... to Seleucia, we clandestinely set out, and proceeded on the way towards them, and united our own misery with theirs. Then was our grief exceedingly ...
... things like these? But as for thee, my beloved, be not distressed because in thy loneliness thou hast[5] been driven from place to place. ...
... the delusion[6] which has taken up its abode in the world? Both by reason of toil[7] painful is the journey through it, and by its agitations are ...
... pass away. Or of poverty? it is despised. Or of children? they die. Or of friends? they prove false. Or of the praises of men? jealousy goes before ...
... where a man's goods are many, so also are the tribulations which happen to him and, where luxuries are accumulated, there also do sorrows congregate ...
... the desire of this that weak men are led captive, and they know not that a man dwells among his possessions only in the manner of a chance-comer, ...
... pitied. For what benefit did the Athenians obtain by putting Socrates to death, seeing that they received as retribution for it famine and pestilence? ...
... on his fellow. For they have broken away from the bounds of truth, and transgress all honest laws, because they are bent on fulfilling their ...
... perceive not by how many foolish objects of desire a man is led captive in the world. But would that for a little while self-repentance visited them! ...
... to read it, but the best thing is that it be put in practice.[8] For I know for myself, that when thou shale have made experiment of this mode of ...
... the tribulations that befall feeble men. For so great is their strength, that they are adequate to sustain hunger, and can endure thirst, and ...
... and I also Shall have comfort,[2] and thou shalt be called the delight of his parents. For in that time of yore, when our city was standing ...
... Romans shall permit us to go back to our own country, as called upon by justice and righteousness to do, they will be acting like humane men, and ...
... and, instead of yielding to outbursts of passion, listen to the promptings of kindness. For myself, what I am henceforth solicitous about ...
... Dean Howells : First Visit To New EnglandA. A. Alvarez (born 19 February 1982) is the author of the book, Chronicles of a Nomad: Memoirs of an Immigrant ...
... 1982) is the author of the book, Chronicles of a Nomad: Memoirs of an Immigrant (2009). Born Alex Alberto Alvarez and raised in Venezuela, he grew ...