Epictetus

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 Epictetus

Epictetus

Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.More Epictetus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Who is not attracted by bright and pleasant children, to prattle, to creep, and to play with them?More Epictetus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What will the world be quite overturned when you die?More Epictetus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Covetousness like jealousy, when it has taken root, never leaves a person, but with their life. Cowardice is the dread of what will happen.More Epictetus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is your own convictions which compels you; that is, choice compels choice.More Epictetus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Epictetus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Remember that you are an actor in a drama, of such a part as it may please the master to assign you, for a long time or for a little as he may choose. And if he will you to take the part of a poor man, or a cripple, or a ruler, or a private citizen, then may you act that part with grace! For to act well the part that is allotted to us, that indeed is ours to do, but to choose it is another s.More Epictetus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Difficulties show men what they are. In case of any difficulty, God has pitted you against a rough antagonist that you may be a conqueror, and this cannot be without toil.More Epictetus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Let death be daily before your eyes, and you will never entertain any abject thought, nor too eagerly covet anything.More Epictetus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No man is free who is not a master of himself.More Epictetus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.More Epictetus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Freedom is the right to live as we wish.More Epictetus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For it is not death or hardship that is a fearful thing, but the fear of death and hardship.More Epictetus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No great thing is created suddenly.More Epictetus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
God hath entrusted me with myself.More Epictetus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Whoever does not regard what he has as most ample wealth, is unhappy, though he be master of the world.More Epictetus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Liars are the cause of all the sins and crimes in the world.More Epictetus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is not he who gives abuse that affronts, but the view that we take of it as insulting; so that when one provokes you it is your own opinion which is provoking.More Epictetus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak.More Epictetus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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?More Epictetus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.More Epictetus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.More Epictetus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.More Epictetus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is the sign of a dull mind to dwell upon the cares of the body, to prolong exercise, eating and drinking and other bodily functions. These things are best done by the way; all your attention must be given to the mind.More Epictetus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nothing great 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.More Epictetus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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