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Epictetus quotes

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

Only the educated are free.

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.

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.

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

Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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