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Epictetus, Greek Philosopher ( - )

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The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.~Epictetus


Motivational Best People

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.~Epictetus


Communication Speak Listen

It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.~Epictetus


Wisdom You React

Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.~Epictetus


Great Finance Wealth

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


Time Great Blossom

It takes more than just a good looking body. You've got to have the heart and soul to go with it.~Epictetus


Good Health Heart

We should not moor a ship with one anchor, or our life with one hope.~Epictetus


Life Hope Brainy

If one oversteps the bounds of moderation, the greatest pleasures cease to please.~Epictetus


Greatest Moderation Please

If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.~Epictetus


Lie Yourself Evil

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


Happiness Power Way

Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.~Epictetus


Men View Disturbed

Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.~Epictetus


Difficulties Person Show

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


Time Blossom Me

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


Communication Learn Speak

Keep silence for the most part, and speak only when you must, and then briefly.~Epictetus


Silence Speak You

All religions must be tolerated... for every man must get to heaven in his own way.~Epictetus


Religion Man Heaven

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


Nature Wisdom Wise

It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.~Epictetus


Death Fear Pain

Only the educated are free.~Epictetus


Motivational Free Educated

Control thy passions lest they take vengence on thee.~Epictetus


Control Take Thee

The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.~Epictetus


Reputation Storms Glory

No man is free who is not master of himself.~Epictetus


Man Free Master

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.~Epictetus


Yourself You Say

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.~Epictetus


Life Hope Small

If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.~Epictetus


Stupid Want You

Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.~Epictetus


Hope Wealth Rich