|Nemesis, by Alfred Rethel (1837)|
- The logos governs the all.
- Beauty and order in the natural world are signs of providence.
- Things occur in a chain of causation.
- There are phases of order and disorder; destruction is a necessary part of nature.
- The earth is very small and unimportant compared to the vastness of the universe.
- One can see the order of nature by observing that each part of the body is designed for a useful function.
- It is normal for things to happen according to physical laws, such as the stronger defeating the weaker.
- Troublesome situations play a role in the coordination of the whole.
- Providence heals like a doctor healing a wound or sickness.
- Adversity has benefits that are either evident are otherwise hidden.
- Troubles serve to awaken us and help us understand the nature of virtue and vice.
- Providence explains why good people are sometimes disfavored and bad people sometimes favored.
- Situations like poverty and sickness are not bad things for good people.
- The good life consists in being good; a bad life consists in being bad.
- The wrongdoer is punished by becoming wicked.
- Nothing that happens is bad for the good man; nothing that happens is good for the bad man.
- Good conduct consists in acting in accordance with providence.
- One should be self-reliant and not blame providence.
- Mishaps should be seen as a children’s game.
- Play your role in life as an actor in a play
- Death is like an actor exiting a play.
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