Epictetus Quotes


83 Epictetus quotes:



"Covetousness like jealousy, when it has taken root, never leaves a person, but with their life. Cowardice is the dread of what will happen."
"He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has."
"First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak."
"No man is free who is not master of himself."
"Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope."
"If thy brother wrongs thee, remember not so much his wrong-doing, but more than ever that he is thy brother."
"The world turns aside to let any man pass who knows where he is going."
"Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak."
"Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public."
"Men are disturbed not by things, but by the views which they take of them"
"I have a lantern. You steal my lantern. What, then, is your honour worth no more to you than the price of my lantern?"
Author: Epictetus Quotes Category: Worth Quotes
"Only the educated are free."
"When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger."
"A strict belief, fate is the worst kind of slavery; on the other hand there is comfort in the thought that God will be moved by our prayers."
Author: Epictetus Quotes Category: Destiny Quotes
"Difficulties show men what they are. In case of any difficulty remember that God has pitted you against a rough antagonist that you may be a conqueror, and this cannot be without toil."
"It is not he who reviles or strikes you who insults you, but your opinion that these things are insulting."
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"If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace, then progress in virtue is progress in each of these for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us, progress is always an approach toward it."
"To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete."
"People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them."
"If you wish to be a writer, write."



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