Book 6, 43
“43. Does the sun take upon himself to discharge the functions of the rain? or Asclepitis of the Fruit-bearer? And what of each particular star? Do they not differ in glory yet co-operate to one end?”
“Μήτι ὁ ἥλιος τὰ τοῦ ὑετοῦ ἀξιοῖ ποιεῖν; μήτι ὁ Ἀσκληπιὸς τὰ τῆς Καρποφόρου; τί δὲ τῶν ἄστρων ἕκαστον; οὐχὶ διάφορα μέν, συνεργὰ δὲ πρὸς ταὐτόν;”
via Book 6.
- “43. Does the sun try to do the rain’s work? Or Asclepius Demeter’s? And what about each of the stars—different yet working in common?”
Marcus Aurelius (meditations)
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