Mark Twain

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."

- Mark Twain

Monday, June 10, 2013

Epicurus Quotes

Epictetus was a Greek sage and Stoic philosopher. He was born a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia, and lived in Rome until his banishment, when he went to Nicopolis in northwestern Greece for the rest of his life. (Wikipedia)

It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. — Epictetus

People are disturbed not by things but by the view they take on them. — Epictetus

Only the educated are free. — Epictetus

If you do not wish to be prone to anger, do not feed the habit; give it nothing which may tend to its increase. — Epictetus

Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens. — Epictetus

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

Preach not to others what they should eat, but eat as becomes you, and be silent. — Epictetus

First, say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. — Epictetus

If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid. — Epictetus

The good or ill of a man lies within his own will. — Epictetus

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