Epictetus’s Most Inspirational Quotes
A collection of beautiful and Inspirational Quotes by Epictetus, this article we look at Epictetus’s most inspiring quotes. Quotes often give context; they can mean different things to different people, here you will find some of the best quotes by Epictetus.
It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.Epictetus
Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems
If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.Epictetus
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.Epictetus
Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.Epictetus
If anyone is unhappy, remember that his unhappiness is his own fault… Nothing else is the cause of anxiety or loss of tranquility except our own opinion.
Any person capable of angering you becomes your master.Epictetus
We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them.Epictetus
No great thing is created suddenly.Epictetus
Consider first the nature of the business in hand; then examine thy own nature, whether thou hast strength to undertake it.Epictetus Epictetus
Never in any case say I have lost such a thing, but I have returned it. Is your child dead? It is a return. Is your wife dead? It is a return. Are you deprived of your estate? Is not this also a return?Epictetus
The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.Epictetus
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.Epictetus
It takes more than just a good looking body. You’ve got to have the heart and soul to go with it.Epictetus
Seek not good from without; seek it within yourselves, or you will never find it.Epictetus
Anything worth putting off is worth abandoning altogether.Epictetus
No greater thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.Epictetus
At this time is freedom anything but the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.Epictetus
Men are disturbed not by the things that happen, but by their opinion of the things that happen.Epictetus
First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.Epictetus
What is the first business of one who practices philosophy? To get rid of self-conceit. For it is impossible for anyone to begin to learn that which he thinks he already knows.Epictetus
Nature hath given men one tongue but two ears, that we may hear from others twice as much as we speak.Epictetus
Only the educated are free.Epictetus
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