Epictetus Quotes

83 Epictetus quotes:

"Common and vulgar people ascribe all ills that they feel to others; people of little wisdom ascribe to themselves; people of much wisdom, to no one."
"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."
"The materials of action are variable, but the use we make of them should be constant"
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"It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them."
"The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best."
"Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens."
"There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will."
"It takes more than just a good looking body. You've got to have the heart and soul to go with it."
Author: Epictetus Quotes Category: Health Quotes
"Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants."
"Only the educated are free."
"Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public."
"We must not believe the many, who say that only free people ought to be educated, but we should rather believe the philosophers who say that only the educated are free"
"He is a drunkard who takes more than three glasses though he be not drunk."
Author: Epictetus Quotes Category: Greek Philosopher Quotes Drunk Quotes
"The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests."
Author: Epictetus Quotes Category: Greek Philosopher Quotes Difficulty Quotes
"Do not seek to have events happen as you want them to, but instead want them to happen as they do happen, and your life will go well"
Author: Epictetus Quotes Category: Events 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."
"No great thing is created suddenly."
"Confident because of our caution"
Author: Epictetus Quotes Category: Caution Quotes
"We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak."
"One that desires to excel should endeavor in those things that are in themselves most excellent"
Author: Epictetus Quotes Category: Desire Quotes

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