Someone who was urging me to take heart quoted a saying of Musonius. "Musonius," said he, "wishing to rouse a man who was depressed and weary of life, touched him and asked, 'What are you waiting for, why stand you idly gazing? Until God in person shall come and stand by you and utter human speech? Cut off the dead part of your soul and you will recognize the presence of God.' Such," he said, "were the words of Musonius."