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Epictetus quotes

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.

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

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

If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.

If thy brother wrongs thee, remember not so much his wrong-doing, but more than ever that he is thy brother.

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

If you wish to be a writer, write.

Do not seek to bring things to pass in accordance with your wishes, but wish for them as they are, and you will find them.

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.

Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.

Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.