35 Famous Sayings About Epictetus

Motivational Sayings About Epictetus

Here are my favorite 35 quotes or sayings about Epictetus be sure to comment at the end with your favorite:


“The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.”- Epictetus.


“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power or our will.”- Epictetus.


“The anger of an ape – the threat of a flattered – these deserve equal regard.”


“Friend, bethink you first what it is that you would do, and then what your own nature is able to bear.”- Epictetus.


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


“To you, all you have seems small: to me, all I have seems great. Your desire is insatiable, mine is satisfied.”- Epictetus.


“From this instant on, vow to stop disappointing yourself. Separate yourself from the mob.”- Epictetus.


“If you seek Truth, you will not seek to gain a victory by every possible means; and when you have found Truth, you need not fear being defeated.”- Epictetus.


“When you are offended at any man’s fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.”- Epictetus.


“True instruction is this: —to learn to wish that each thing should come to pass as it does.”- Epictetus.


“Have this thought ever present with thee, when thou losest any outward thing, what thou gainest in its stead; and if this be the more precious, say not, I have suffered loss.”- Epictetus.


“Decide to be extraordinary and do what you need to do – now.”- Epictetus.


“Suffering arises from trying to control what is uncontrollable, or from neglecting what is within our power.”- Epictetus


“However he may treat me, I must deal rightly by him. This is what lies with me, what none can hinder.”- Epictetus.


“When you want to hear a philosopher, do not say, ‘You say nothing to me’; only show yourself worthy or fit to hear, and then you will see how you will move the speaker.”- Epictetus.


“Nothing is in reality either pleasant or unpleasant by nature but all things become so through habit.”- Epictetus.


“The appearance of things to the mind is the standard of every action to man.”- Epictetus.


“Any person capable of angering you becomes your master.”- Epictetus.


“Give me, by all means, the shorter and nobler life, instead of one that is longer but of less account!”- Epictetus.


“Attach yourself to what is spiritually superior, regardless of what other people think or do. Hold to your true aspirations no matter what is going on around you.”- Epictetus.


“Freedom is the only worthy goal in life. It is won by disregarding things that lie beyond our control.”- Epictetus.


“The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.”- Epictetus.


“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.”- Epictetus.


“People are not disturbed by things, but by the views they take of them.”- Epictetus.


“Everything has two handles, the one by which it may be carried, the other by which it cannot.”- Epictetus.


“A city is not adorned by external things, but by the virtue of those who dwell in it.”- Epictetus.


“He who exercises wisdom, exercises the knowledge which is about God.”- Epictetus.


“The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.”- Epictetus.


“Things in our control are opinion, pursuit, desire, aversion, and, in a word, whatever are our own actions.”- Epictetus.


“If you are in pain, you will find fortitude. If you hear unpleasant language, you will find patience.”- Epictetus.


“Disease is an impediment to the body, but not to the will, unless the will itself chooses.”- Epictetus.


“Let whatever appears to be the best be to you an inviolable law.”- Epictetus.


“Those proficient praise no one, blame no one, and accuse no one.”- Epictetus.


“Events happen as they do. People behave as they are. Embrace what you actually get.”- Epictetus.


“Never call yourself a philosopher, nor talk a great deal among the unlearned about theorems, but act conformably to them.”- Epictetus.


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