Someone once tired to encourage me by quoting a saying of Musonius, ‘Musonius,’ he said, ‘when he wanted to encourage someone who was tired and who had given up, upbraided him and said: ‘Why do you stand there? What are you looking for? Do you expect the god himself to come and speak to you? Cut out the dead part of your soul, and you will recognize the god.’
Aelius Aristedes
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