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Epictetus

Epictetus (/??p?k?ti?t?s/; Greek: ?????????; c. AD 55 – 135) was a Greek speaking Stoic philosopher. He was born a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia (present day Pamukkale, Turkey), and lived in Rome until his banishment, when he went to Nicopolis in north-western Greece for the rest of his life. His teachings were written down and published by his pupil Arrian in his Discourses.

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There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the p ...

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It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.

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When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you wil ...

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Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are ...

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Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.

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It takes more than just a good looking body. You've got to have the heart and soul to go with it.

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Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.

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First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.

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Only the educated are free.

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If you seek truth you will not seek victory by dishonorable means, and if you find truth you will be ...

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By accepting life's limits and inevitabilities and working with them rather than fighting them, we b ...

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If you would cure anger, do not feed it. Say to yourself: 'I used to be angry every day; then every ...

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Authentic happiness is always independent of external conditions.

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What you shun enduring yourself, attempt not to impose on others. You shun slavery- beware enslaving ...

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Desire and happiness cannot live together.

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