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 Epictetus - “If you desire to be good, begin by believing that you are wicked.”
 Epictetus - “It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.”
 Epictetus - “It is the sign of a dull mind to dwell upon the cares of the body, to prolong exercise, eating and drinking and other bodily functions. These things are best done by the way all your attention must be given to the mind.”
 Epictetus - “Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.”
 Epictetus - “No greater 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 you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.”
 Epictetus - “When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.”
 Epictetus - “Any person capable of angering you becomes your master. He can anger you only when you permit yourself to be disturbed by him.”
 Epictetus - “Common and vulgar people ascribe all ills that they feel to others people of little wisdom ascribe to themselves people of much wisdom, to no one.”
 Epictetus - “The materials of action are variable, but the use we make of them should be constant”
 Epictetus - “It is not he who gives abuse that affronts, but the view that we take of it as insulting so that when one provokes you it is your own opinion which is provoking”
 Epictetus - “The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.”
 Epictetus - “What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.”
 Epictetus - “You may be always victorious if you will never enter into any contest where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself.”
 Epictetus - “Everything has two handles one by which it may be borne, another by which it cannot.”
 Epictetus - “First say to yourself what you would be and then do what you have to do.”
 Epictetus - “A ship should not ride on a single anchor, nor life on a single hope.”
 Epictetus - “He who exercises wisdom exercises the knowledge which is about God.”
 Epictetus - “It is the sign of a dull mind to dwell upon the cares of the body, to prolong exercise, eating and drinking, and other bodily functions. These things are best done by the way all your attention must be given to the mind.”
 Epictetus - “Were I a nightingale, I would sing like a nightingale were I a swan, like a swan. But as it is, I am a rational being, therefore I must sing hymns of praise to god.”
 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 - “Be not swept off your feet by the vividness of the impression, but say, 'Impression, wait for me a little. Let me see what you are and what you represent. Let me try you.'”
 Epictetus - “There are some faults which men readily admit, but others not so readily.”
 Epictetus - “Shall I show you the sinews of a philosopher 'What sinews are those' A will undisappointed evils avoided powers daily exercised careful resolutions unerring decisions.”
 Epictetus - “Sickness is a hindrance to the body, but not to the will, unless the will consent. Lameness is a hindrance to the leg, but not to the will. Say this to yourself at each event that happens, for you shall find that though it hinders something else it will not hinder you....”
 Epictetus - “Man is not fully free unless he is master of himself.”

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