Myths would have no place in philosophy. It would have been more in keeping with your role as a philosopher to consider, first, the nature of divination generally, second, its origin, and third, its consistency.
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954. A cautious defense of private property
2:29I do not mean to find fault with the accumulation of property, provided it hurts nobody, but unjust acquisition of it is always to be avoided.
953. How to become more human
2:37We ought to follow Nature as our guide, to contribute to the general good by an interchange of acts of kindness, by giving and receiving, and thus by our skill, our industry, and our talents to cement human society more closely together.
952. Two common errors
2:56If we truly want to become better human beings, Cicero counsels, we should avoid two common mistakes. Let's take a look at what they are, and reflect on whether we ourselves have sometimes committed them.
951. The four sources of morality
2:43Cicero argues that there are four fundamental concerns of morality: truth; the organization of society (including our duties toward others); the development of our character; and doing everything while exercising temperance.
950. Living according to reason
2:51Nature by the power of reason associates man with man in the common bonds of speech and life; she also prompts men to meet in companies, to form public assemblies, and to take part in them themselves.
949. Three types of moral question
2:41Consider if what you are doing is: (i) morally right; (ii) conducive to your happiness; and (iii) whether you may be rationalizing doing something wrong simply because it brings you comfort.
948. Practice must accompany theory
2:46Every treatise on duty has two parts: one, dealing with the doctrine of the supreme good; the other with the practical rules by which daily life in all its bearings may be regulated.
947. Virtue vs pleasure
3:01Brave he surely cannot possibly be that counts pain the supreme evil, nor temperate he that holds pleasure to be the supreme good.
946. The importance of moral duties
2:58On the discharge of our duties depends all that is morally right, and on their neglect all that is morally wrong in life.
945. Let your character be brave, not harsh
2:50I know that there are some, whose wisdom is of a harsh rather than a brave character, who say that the sage never would mourn. They have never been in the position of mourners, otherwise their misfortune would have shaken their haughty philosophy out of them.