Epictetus Quotes

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Epictetus Quotes
Epictetus was a Greek sage and Stoic philosopher, known for his philosophy on human actions and his fate. Here I have compiled down some of the best Epictetus quotes on life, fate and happiness, hope you will learn from them.

No man is free who is not master of himself.
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There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power or our will.
Epictetus

He who laughs at himself never runs out of things to laugh at.
Epictetus

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

Seek not the good in external things;seek it in yourselves.
Epictetus

It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
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Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems
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Only the educated are free.
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If evil be said of thee, and if it be true, correct thyself; if it be a lie, laugh at it.
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You are a little soul carrying around a corpse.
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To accuse others for one's own misfortune 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.
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Don't seek to have events happen as you wish, but wish them to happen as they do happen, and all will be well with you.
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Any person capable of angering you becomes your master; he can anger you only when you permit yourself to be disturbed by him.
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Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.
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If you would be a reader, read; if a writer, write.
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Circumstances don't make the man, they only reveal him to himself.
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The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
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If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.
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A ship should not ride on a single anchor, nor life on a single hope
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Don't explain your philosophy. Embody it.
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Demand not that things happen as you wish, but wish them to happen as they do, and you will go on well.
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Nature hath given men one tongue but two ears, that we may hear from others twice as much as we speak.
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If anyone tells you that a certain person speaks ill of you, do not make excuses about what is said of you but answer, "He was ignorant of my other faults, else he would not have mentioned these alone.
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Control thy passions lest they take vengeance on thee.
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All religions must be tolerated... for every man must get to heaven in his own way.
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Do not try to seem wise to others.
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Give me by all means the shorter and nobler life, instead of one that is longer but of less account!
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It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.
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It is better to die of hunger having lived without grief and fear, than to live with a troubled spirit, amid abundance
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The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.
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