Where fear is present, wisdom cannot be.
Nobody is poor unless he stand in need of justice.
But God, who is immortal, has no need of difference of sex, nor of succession.
Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity, controls youth, and delights old age.
But God, who is the Eternal Mind, is undoubtedly of excellence, complete and perfect in every part.
The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false; the second, to know that which is true.
Homer was able to give us no information relating to the truth, for he wrote of human rather than divine things.
For if the honour paid to Him is shared by others, He altogether ceases to be worshipped, since His religion requires us to believe that He is the one and only God.
But some one will say that this supreme Being, who made all things, and those also who conferred on men particular benefits, are entitled to their respective worship.
Therefore, if the gods are immortal and eternal, what need is there of the other sex, when they themselves do not require succession, since they are always about to exist?