Remember that you are an actor in a drama, of such a kind as the author pleases to make it. If short, of a short one; if long, of a long one. If it is his pleasure you should act a poor man, a cripple, a governor, or a private person, see that you act it naturally. For this is your business, to act well the character assigned you; to choose it is another’s.

Source: Enchiridion
Author: Epiktetus (Ἐπίκτητος, Epíktētos), AD c.50 – 135

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