Epictetus

Epictetus

Greek sage and Stoic philosopher.
If we are not stupid or insincere when we say that the good or ill of man lies within his own will, and that all beside is nothing to us, why are we still troubled?More Epictetus quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You lose only the things you haveMore Epictetus quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If someone speaks badly of you, do not defend yourself against the accusations, but reply; "you obviously don't know about my other vices, otherwise you would have mentioned these as wellMore Epictetus quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When we name things correctly, we comprehend them correctly, without adding information or judgements that aren't there. Does someone bathe quickly? Don't say be bathes poorly, but quickly. Name the situation as it is, don't filter it through your judgments. Give your assent only to that which is actually true.More Epictetus quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Some things are up to us [eph' hêmin] and some things are not up to us. Our opinions are up to us, and our impulses, desires, aversions–in short, whatever is our own doing. Our bodies are not up to us, nor are our possessions, our reputations, or our public offices, or, that is, whatever is not our own doing.More Epictetus quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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