How small a part of the boundless and unfathomable time is assigned to every man! for it is very soon swallowed up in the eternal. And how small a part of the whole substance! and how small a part of the universal soul! and on what a small clod of the whole earth thou creepest! Reflecting on all this, consider nothing to be great, except to act as thy nature leads thee, and to endure that which the common nature brings.

                ~ Plato; Aurelius, Marcus; Epictetus. Harvard Classics, Vol. 02: Plato, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius