A Polemical Flourish:

“If cattle and horses and lions had hands, and could paint with their hands and accomplish work like men, horses would paint the gods in the image of horses, cattle of cattle, and they would each shape the bodies of gods in the shape of their own.”

Xenophanes of Colophon, 6th Century BCE


3:07 P.M. “Indifference to pleasure and pain”

“The wise live in harmony with the divine Reason (also identified with Fate and Providence) that governs nature, and are indifferent to the vicissitudes of fortune and to pleasure and pain.”