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Epictetus quotes

If you desire to be good, begin by believing that you are wicked.

Control thy passions lest they take vengence on thee.

Freedom is the right to live as we wish.

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

The world turns aside to let any man pass who knows where he is going.

We tell lies, yet it is easy to show that lying is immoral.

No man is free who is not master of himself.

One that desires to excel should endeavor in those things that are in themselves most excellent.

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

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

Whenever you are angry, be assured that it is not only a present evil, but that you have increased a habit.

Do not laugh much or often or unrestrainedly.

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

Silence is safer than speech.

The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man are those of bearing and forbearing.

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

Not every difficult and dangerous thing is suitable for training, but only that which is conducive to success in achieving the object of our effort.

Whoever does not regard what he has as most ample wealth, is unhappy, though he be master of the world.

There is nothing good or evil save in the will.

You may be always victorious if you will never enter into any contest where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself.