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What about this writing? Writing for the our pair of action. Implementation. Imitation.
But none of this anxiety of theirs was for the blessed and eternal life beyond; and how do they profit if their writings win a glory that must perish with this world? And what does posterity gain by reading of Hector fighting or Socrates philosophizing, seeing that it is not only folly to imitate them but madness to do less than wage strenuous war against them? For by valuing human life for its present activities only, they committed their hopes to romances, their souls to the tomb. Yes, they trusted for their immortality solely to the memories of men, whereas it is the duty of man to seek enduring life rather than enduring remembrance and to seek it, not by writing or fighting or philosophizing, but by a life of devotion, holiness and piety.
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