Thirteen Inspirational Wisdom Quotes by Epictetus

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

  1. ”The key is to keep company with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.”

  2. ”To accuse others for one’s own misfortunes is a sign of want of education.
    To accuse oneself shows that one’s education has begun.
    To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one’s education is complete.”

  3. ”No great 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.”

  4. ”Every habit and faculty is preserved and increased by correspondent actions – as the habit of walking, by walking; of running, by running.”

  5. “Circumstances don’t make the man; they only reveal him to himself.”

  6. “Whenever you are angry, be assured that it is not only a present evil, but that you have increased a habit.”

  7. “Any person capable of angering you becomes your master; he can anger you only when you permit yourself to be disturbed by him.”

  8. “Don’t explain your philosophy. Embody it.”

  9. ”Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.”

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

  11. ”No man is free who is not a master of himself.”

  12. ”A wise man is he who does not grieve for the thing which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.”

  13. “It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.”

Epictetus (55 – 135 AD)

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