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 :: 50-120, Stoic Philosopher

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The soul's impurity consists in bad judgments, and purification consists in producing in it right judgments, and the pure soul is one which has right judgments.
~ Epictetus - [Soul]

 

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First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
~ Epictetus - [Speakers and Speaking]

 

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So you wish to conquer in the Olympic games, my friend? And I too, by the Gods, and a fine thing it would be! But first mark the conditions and the consequences, and then set to work. You will have to put yourself under discipline; to eat by rule, to avoid cakes and sweetmeats; to take exercise at the appointed hour whether you like it or no, in cold and heat; to abstain from cold drinks and from wine at your will; in a word, to give yourself over to the trainer as to a physician. Then in the conflict itself you are likely enough to dislocate your wrist or twist your ankle, to swallow a great deal of dust, or to be severely thrashed, and, after all these things, to be defeated.
~ Epictetus - [Sports]

 

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A man that seeks truth and loves it must be reckoned precious to any human society.
~ Epictetus - [Truth]

 

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The people have a right to the truth as they have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
~ Epictetus - [Truth]

 

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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 - [Patience]

 

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The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man are those of bearing and forbearing.
~ Epictetus - [Patience]

 

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One that desires to excel should endeavor in those things that are in themselves most excellent.
~ Epictetus - [Perfection]

 

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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 - [Perseverance]

 

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If you set your heart upon philosophy, you must straightway prepare yourself to be laughed at and mocked by many who will say Behold a philosopher arisen among us! or How came you by that brow of scorn? But do you cherish no scorn, but hold to those things which seem to you the best, as one set by God in that place. Remember too, that if you abide in those ways, those who first mocked you, the same shall afterwards reverence you; but if you yield to them, you will be laughed at twice as much as before.
~ Epictetus - [Philosophers and Philosophy]

 

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It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
~ Epictetus - [Pleasure]

 

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Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.
~ Epictetus - [Power]

 

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He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
~ Epictetus - [Satisfaction]

 

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It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.
~ Epictetus - [Knowledge]

 

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Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
~ Epictetus - [Knowledge]

 

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Liars are the cause of all the sins and crimes in the world.
~ Epictetus - [Lies and Lying]

 

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A ship should not ride on a single anchor, nor life on a single hope.
~ Epictetus - [Life and Living]

 

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You are a little soul carrying around a corpse.
~ Epictetus - [Life and Living]

 

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Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak.
~ Epictetus - [Listening]

 

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Never in any case say I have lost such a thing, but I have returned it. Is your child dead? It is a return. Is your wife dead? It is a return. Are you deprived of your estate? is not this also a return?
~ Epictetus - [Losers and Losing]

 

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