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Epictetus Quotes: "Don't put your purpose in one place and expect to see progress made somewhere else."

Don't put your purpose in one place and expect to see progress made somewhere else.




Epictetus Quotes: "It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them."

It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.



Epictetus Quotes: "It is no easy thing for a principle to become a man's own unless each day he maintains it and works it out in his life."

It is no easy thing for a principle to become a man's own unless each day he maintains it and works it out in his life.



Epictetus Quotes: "Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens."

Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.




Epictetus Quotes: "Practice yourself in little things and thence proceed to greater."

Practice yourself in little things and thence proceed to greater.



Epictetus Quotes: "Freedom is the only worthy goal in life. It is won by disregarding things that lie beyond our control."

Freedom is the only worthy goal in life. It is won by disregarding things that lie beyond our control.



Epictetus Quotes: "Unless we place our religion and our treasure in the same thing, religion will always be sacrificed."

Unless we place our religion and our treasure in the same thing, religion will always be sacrificed.




Epictetus Quotes: "All philosophy lies in two words sustain and abstain."

All philosophy lies in two words sustain and abstain.



Epictetus Quotes: "It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows."

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



Epictetus Quotes: "Here is the beginning of philosophy: a recognition of the conflicts between men a search for their cause a condemnation of mere opinion .. . and the discovery of a standard of judgement."

Here is the beginning of philosophy: a recognition of the conflicts between men a search for their cause a condemnation of mere opinion .. . and the discovery of a standard of judgement.



Epictetus Quotes: "Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else."

Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.



Epictetus Quotes: "First say to yourself what you would be and then do what you have to do."

First say to yourself what you would be and then do what you have to do.




Epictetus Quotes: "God has entrusted me with myself."

God has entrusted me with myself.



Epictetus Quotes: "Freedom is not archived by satisfying desire, but by eliminating it."

Freedom is not archived by satisfying desire, but by eliminating it.



Epictetus Quotes: "Freedom, you see, is having events go in accordance with our will, never contrary to it."

Freedom, you see, is having events go in accordance with our will, never contrary to it.



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

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



Epictetus Quotes: "Man, what are you talking about? Me in chains? You may fetter my leg but my will, not even Zeus himself can overpower."

Man, what are you talking about? Me in chains? You may fetter my leg but my will, not even Zeus himself can overpower.



Epictetus Quotes: "no man is free until he s a master of himself!!"

no man is free until he s a master of himself!!



Epictetus Quotes: "We are not troubled by things but by the opinion which we have of things."

We are not troubled by things but by the opinion which we have of things.



Epictetus Quotes: "He is a drunkard who takes more than three glasses though he be not drunk."

He is a drunkard who takes more than three glasses though he be not drunk.



Epictetus Quotes: "You only have to doze a moment, and all is lost. For ruin and salvation both have their source inside you."

You only have to doze a moment, and all is lost. For ruin and salvation both have their source inside you.



Epictetus Quotes: "And where there is ignorance, there is also want of learning and instruction in essentials."

And where there is ignorance, there is also want of learning and instruction in essentials.



Epictetus Quotes: "All religions must be tolerated... for every man must get to heaven in his own way."

All religions must be tolerated... for every man must get to heaven in his own way.



Epictetus Quotes: "If you wish to live a life free from sorrow think of what is going to happen as if it had already happened."

If you wish to live a life free from sorrow think of what is going to happen as if it had already happened.



Epictetus Quotes: "Practice yourself for heaven's sake in little things and thence proceed to greater."

Practice yourself for heaven's sake in little things and thence proceed to greater.



Epictetus Quotes: "Only the educated are free."

Only the educated are free.



Epictetus Quotes: "Men are not influenced by things but by their thoughts about things."

Men are not influenced by things but by their thoughts about things.



Epictetus Quotes: "Know you not that a good man does nothing for appearance sake, but for the sake of having done right?"

Know you not that a good man does nothing for appearance sake, but for the sake of having done right?



Epictetus Quotes: "It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death."

It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.



Epictetus Quotes: "Bear and forbear."

Bear and forbear.



Epictetus Quotes: "On the occasion of every accident that befalls you ... inquire what power you have for turning it to use."

On the occasion of every accident that befalls you ... inquire what power you have for turning it to use.



Epictetus Quotes: "So when the crisis is upon you remember that God like a trainer of wrestlers has matched you with a tough and stalwart antagonist... that you may prove a victor at the Great Games."

So when the crisis is upon you remember that God like a trainer of wrestlers has matched you with a tough and stalwart antagonist... that you may prove a victor at the Great Games.



Epictetus Quotes: "A city is not adorned by external things, but by the virtue of those who dwell in it."

A city is not adorned by external things, but by the virtue of those who dwell in it.



Epictetus Quotes: "We should realize that an opinion is not easily formed unless a person says and hears the same things every day and practises them in real life."

We should realize that an opinion is not easily formed unless a person says and hears the same things every day and practises them in real life.



Epictetus Quotes: "An ignorant person is inclined to blame others for his own misfortune. To blame oneself is proof of progress. But the wise man never has to blame another or himself."

An ignorant person is inclined to blame others for his own misfortune. To blame oneself is proof of progress. But the wise man never has to blame another or himself.



Epictetus Quotes: "I must die. Must I then die lamenting? I must be put in chains. Must I then also lament? I must go into exile. Does any man then hinder me from going with smiles and cheerfulness and contentment?"

I must die. Must I then die lamenting? I must be put in chains. Must I then also lament? I must go into exile. Does any man then hinder me from going with smiles and cheerfulness and contentment?



Epictetus Quotes: "People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them."

People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them.



Epictetus Quotes: "It isn't death, pain, exile or anything else you care to mention that accounts for the way we act, only our opinion about death, pain and the rest."

It isn't death, pain, exile or anything else you care to mention that accounts for the way we act, only our opinion about death, pain and the rest.



Epictetus Quotes: "First say to yourself what you would beand then do what you have to do."

First say to yourself what you would beand then do what you have to do.



Epictetus Quotes: "Don't explain your philosophy. Embody it."

Don't explain your philosophy. Embody it.



Epictetus Quotes: "It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters."

It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.



Epictetus Quotes: "Is it not the same distance to God everywhere?"

Is it not the same distance to God everywhere?



Epictetus Quotes: "It takes more than just a good looking body. You've got to have the heart and soul to go with it."

It takes more than just a good looking body. You've got to have the heart and soul to go with it.



Epictetus Quotes: "Nature has given to men one tongue but two ears that we may hear from others twice as much as we speak."

Nature has given to men one tongue but two ears that we may hear from others twice as much as we speak.



Epictetus Quotes: "We should not moor a ship with one anchor, or our life with one hope."

We should not moor a ship with one anchor, or our life with one hope.



Epictetus Quotes: "Fortify yourself with contentment for this is an impregnable fortress."

Fortify yourself with contentment for this is an impregnable fortress.



Epictetus Quotes: "He is a man of sense who does not grieve for what he has not but rejoices in what he has."

He is a man of sense who does not grieve for what he has not but rejoices in what he has.



Epictetus Quotes: "I cannot call somebody ‘hard-working’ knowing only that they read and write. Even if ‘all night long’ is added, I cannot say it – not until I know the focus of all this energy."

I cannot call somebody ‘hard-working’ knowing only that they read and write. Even if ‘all night long’ is added, I cannot say it – not until I know the focus of all this energy.



Epictetus Quotes: "Once I was liable to the same mistakes, but, thanks to God, no longer …’Well, isn’t it just as worthwhile to have devoted and applied yourself to this goal as to have read or written fifty pages?"

Once I was liable to the same mistakes, but, thanks to God, no longer …’Well, isn’t it just as worthwhile to have devoted and applied yourself to this goal as to have read or written fifty pages?