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Quotes by Epictetus - (16 quotes)

Epictetus - From the Affirmation category:

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. (Epictetus)

Epictetus - From the Aging category:

If you have anything better to be doing when death overtakes you, get to work on that. (Epictetus)

Epictetus - From the Attitude category:

Men are disturbed not by the things that happen, but by their opinion of the things that happen. (Epictetus)

Epictetus - From the Excellence category:

One that desires to excel should endeavor in those things that are in themselves most excellent. (Epictetus)

Epictetus - From the Expectation category:

In order to please others, we loose our hold on our life's purpose. (Epictetus)

Epictetus - From the Freedom category:

Only the educated are free. (Epictetus)

Epictetus - From the Freedom category:

No man is free who is not master of himself. (Epictetus)

Epictetus - From the Hope category:

A ship ought not to be held by one anchor, nor life by a single hope. (Epictetus)

Epictetus - From the Humour category:

He who laughs at himself never runs out of things to laugh at. (Epictetus)

Epictetus - From the Knowledge category:

It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows. (Epictetus)

Epictetus - From the Listening category:

Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak. (Epictetus)

Epictetus - From the Philosophy category:

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things. (Epictetus)

Epictetus - From the Practice category:

Practice yourself, for heaven's sake, in little things; and thence proceed to greater. (Epictetus)

Epictetus - From the Thought category:

Men are not troubled by things themselves, but by their thoughts about them. (Epictetus)

Epictetus - From the Time category:

Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen. (Epictetus)

Epictetus - From the Worry category:

There is only one way to happiness, and that is cease worrying about the things which are beyond the power of our will. (Epictetus)