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Quotations by author » Epictetus
Greek philosopher associated with the Stoics, AD 55-c.135
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A child understands fear and the hurt and hate it brings.
Hate
A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs...
Life
A man that seeks truth and loves it must be reckoned precious to any human society.
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A ship should not ride on a single anchor, nor life on a single hope.
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A strict belief, fate is the worst kind of slavery; on the other hand there is comfort in the thought that God will be moved by our prayers.
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A thing either is what it appears to be; or it is not, but yet appears to be; or it is, but does not appear to be; or it is not, and does not appear to be.
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All philosophy lies in two words: Sustain and Abstain
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All religions must be tolerated... for... every man must get to heaven in his own way.
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Appearances to the mind are of four kinds. Things either are what they appear to be; or they neither are, nor appear to be; or they are, and do not appear to be; or they are not, and yet appear to be. Rightly to aim in all these cases is the wise man's task.
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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.
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Common and vulgar people ascribe all ills that they feel to others; people of little wisdom ascribe to themselves; people of much wisdom, to no one.
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Confident because of our caution
Confidence
Covetousness like jealousy, when it has taken root, never leaves a person, but with their life. Cowardice is the dread of what will happen.
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Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.
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Difficulties show men what they are. In case of any difficulty remember that God has pitted you against a rough antagonist that you may be a conqueror, and this cannot be without toil.
AdversityDifficultyGod
Do not seek to have events happen as you want them to, but instead want them to happen as they do happen, and your life will go well
Events
Everything has two handles, one by which it may be borne, the other by which it may not
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First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
Communication
First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
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For it is not death or hardship that is a fearful thing, but the fear of death and hardship.
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