Quotes from: Epictetus


Events do not just happen, but arrive by appointment


If you would cure anger, do not feed it. Say to yourself: ‘I used to be angry every day; then every other day; now only every third or fourth day.’ When you reach thirty days offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the gods


Difficulty shows what men are. Therefore when a difficulty falls upon you, remember that God, like a trainer of wrestlers, has matched you with a rough young man. Why? So that you may become an Olympic conqueror; but it is not accomplished without sweat


A ship should not ride on a single anchor, nor life on a single hope


Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly


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


You are a little soul carrying around a corpse


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


Circumstances don’t make the man, they only reveal him to himself


People are not disturbed by things, but by the views they take of them