100+ Top Best Epictetus Quotes + Images on Life, Freedom, Education
If anyone tells you that a certain person speaks ill of you, do not make excuses about what is said of you but answer, He was ignorant to my other faults else he would not have mentioned these alone.
Only the educated are free.
It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it That matters.
We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.
Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.
First say to yourself what you would be on then do what you have to do.
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.
no man is free who is not master off himself?
here’s a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not but rejoices for those which he has.
Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems.
There is only one way to happiness on that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
the key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.
It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
He who laughs at himself, never runs out of things to laugh at
other people’s views and troubles can be contagious, don’t sabotage yourself by unwittingly adopting negative, unproductive attitudes through your associations with others.
Freedom is the only worthy goal in life. It is one by disregarding things that lie beyond our control.
Circumstances don’t make the man they only reveal him to himself.
It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.
People are not disturbed by things, but by the views they take of them.
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 one’s self nor others shows that one’s education is complete.
You are a little soul carrying around a corpse.
I laugh at Those who think they can damage they do not know who I am. They do not know what I think. They cannot even touch the things which are really mine and with which I live.
First learn the meaning of what you say on, then speak.
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, the greater the difficulty the mortgage Lowrie in surmounting it, skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
No man is free who is not master off himself.
He is a wise man who does not agree for things which he has not but rejoices for those which he has seek not the good in external things. Seek it in yourselves.
Do not try to seem wise to others.
Don’t seek to Have events happen as you wish, But wish them to happen as they do have on all will be well with you.
A ship should not ride on a single anchor nor life on a single hope like
know first who you are on, then adorn yourself According
if you would be a reader read. If a writer write,
Events do not just happen but arrived by appointment.
Asked who is the rich man? Epictetus replied. He who is content
Either God wants to abolish evil and cannot or he can but does not want.
We are not disturbed by what happens to us, but by our thoughts about what happens to us.
Know you Not that a good man does nothing for appearance sake, but for the sake of having done right.
It is better to die of hunger, having lived without grief and fear on to live with a troubled spirit amid abundance.
Small minded people blame others. Average people blame themselves. The wise see all blame as foolishness
give me by all means the shorter and noble of life instead of one that is longer but of less account.
No great thing is created Suddenly
men are not afraid of things but of how they view them.
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 well
On the occasion off every accident that befalls you Remember to turn to yourself on Inquire what power you have for turning it to use.
You may fetter my leg, but Zeus himself cannot get the better of my free will.
Difficulty shows what men are.
No great 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 that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripened.
Keep the prospect of death, exile and all such apparent tragedies before you every day Especially death on you will never have an object thought or desire anything to excess.
Epictetus being asked how a man should give pain to his enemy Answered by preparing himself to live the best life that he can.
What concerns me is not the way things are, but the way people think things are.
Don’t live by your own rules, but in harmony with nature.
The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.
Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality whose example you determined to follow in private as well as in public.
Whoever is going to listen to the philosophers needs a considerable practice in listening.
If you would cure your anger, do not feel say to yourself, I used to be angry every day, then every other day, now only every third or fourth day when you reach that days, offer a sacrifice of Thanksgiving to the gods.
If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid with regard to external things, don’t wish to be thought to know anything on.Even if you appear to be somebody important to others, distrust yourself or it is difficult to both Keep your faculty off choice in a state comfortable to nature on at the same time Acquire external things. But while you are careful about one, you must off necessity, neglect the other.
Any person capable of angering you becomes your master. He can anger you only when you permit yourself to be disturbed by him.
If anyone tells you that a certain person speaks ill of you, do not make excuses about what is said of you, but answer. He was ignorant to my other faults. Else he would not have mentioned these alone.