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Epictetus Quotes


83 Epictetus quotes:



"It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters."
"God has entrusted me with myself."
"Whoever does not regard what he has as most ample wealth, is unhappy, though he be master of the world."
"No greater thing 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."
"There is nothing good or evil save in the will."
"Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things, and then proceed to greater."
"Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else."
"Not every difficult and dangerous thing is suitable for training, but only that which is conducive to success in achieving the object of our effort."
"You may be always victorious if you will never enter into any contest where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself."
"Freedom is the right to live as we wish."
"If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it."
"You are a little soul carrying around a corpse."
"First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do."
"We are not to give credit to the many, who say that none ought to be educated but the free; but rather to the philosophers, who say that the well-educated alone are free."
"Silence is safer than speech."
"If one oversteps the bounds of moderation, the greatest pleasures cease to please."
"Do not laugh much or often or unrestrainedly."
"Do not seek to bring things to pass in accordance with your wishes, but wish for them as they are, and you will find them."
"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."
"Control thy passions lest they take vengence on thee."



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