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Epictetus: Behave as if at a Banquet (P 526a)

"Remember that you ought to conduct yourself as you do at a banquet. When something passed around reaches you, extend your hand and take it politely. If it is passing you by, don't grab. If it has not yet reached you, don't crave for it, but wait until it gets to you."

Better yet: "do not take even the things set out for you".

Richard Lee,, last modified: 25 April 1999