Quotes from: Epictetus

1053

Events do not just happen, but arrive by appointment

1030

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

1008

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

981

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

960

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

941

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

912

You are a little soul carrying around a corpse

885

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

862

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

842

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