Tag Archive: Epictetus

When I grow up

I am feeling very envious today of people who have found their calling in life. “First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.” ― Epictetus… Continue reading

Art of Living

OK. I’m excited (rare these days). I just heard about this book: Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness. “Happiness and freedom begin with a clear understanding of one… Continue reading

Epictetus

“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will. ” Epictetus

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“Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.” ― Epictetus

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

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“Other people’s views and troubles can be contagious. Don’t sabotage yourself by unwittingly adopting negative, unproductive attitudes through your associations with others.” ― Epictetus

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“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.” ― Epictetus What I see… Continue reading

Epictetus

“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 of my other faults, else he… Continue reading

Epictetus

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. ” ― Epictetus Just breathe.