Stoic Quotes by
Epictetus

Man is disturbed not by things, but by the views he takes of them.

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Epictetus

No one is ever unhappy because of someone else.

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You only have to doze a moment, and all is lost. For ruin and salvation both have their source inside you.

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

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Whoever chafes at the conditions dealt by fate is unskilled in the art of life; whoever bears with them nobly and makes wise use of the results is a man who deserves to be considered good.

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The husbandman deals with land; physicians and trainers with the body; the wise man with his own Mind.

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Reading should serve the goal of attaining peace; if it doesn't make you peaceful, what good is it?

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Men are disturbed not by the things which happen, but by the opinions about the things.

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Freedom, you see, is having events go in accordance with our will, never contrary to it.

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Is then the fruit of a fig-tree not perfect suddenly and in one hour, and would you possess the fruit of a man's mind in so short a time and so easily?

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If the Divine is faithful, he also must be faithful; if free, he also must be free; if beneficent, he also must be beneficent; if magnanimous, he also must be magnanimous. Thus as an imitator of God must he follow Him in every deed and word.

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Let your will to avoid have no concern with what is not in man's power; direct it only to things in man's power that are contrary to nature.

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