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Epictetus quotes

Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.

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

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

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.

When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.

If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.

Only the educated are free.

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

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

Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public.

All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.

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

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

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.

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

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

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.

Control thy passions lest they take vengence on thee.