Epictetus

Epictetus

Quotes and Inspiration

“Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.”
“It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.”
“Freedom is the only worthy goal in life. It is won by disregarding things that lie beyond our control.”
“No man is free who is not master of himself.”
“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power or our will.”
“It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.”
“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.”
“Seek not the good in external things;seek it in yourselves.”
“He who laughs at himself never runs out of things to laugh at.”
“People are not disturbed by things, but by the views they take of them.”
“First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.”
“Don't explain your philosophy. Embody it.”
“It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.”

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