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All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.

Epictetus Topic: Abstinence

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

Epictetus Topic: Advice

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 Topic: Advice

A man that seeks truth and loves it must be reckoned precious to any human society.

Epictetus Topic: All About Love

First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.

Epictetus Topic: Ambition

It is a sign of a dull nature to occupy oneself deeply in matters that concern the body; for instance, to be over much occupied about exercise, about eating and drinking, about easing oneself, about sexual intercourse.

Epictetus Topic: Body

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

Epictetus Topic: Books and Reading

Only the educated are free. -Epictetus.

Epictetus Topic: Education

Only the educated are free.

Epictetus Topic: Education

If you wish to be good, first believe that you are bad.

Epictetus Topic: Goodness

Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak.

Epictetus Topic: Listening

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

Epictetus Topic: Miscellaneous

What will the world be quite overturned when you die?

Epictetus Topic: Miscellaneous

Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.

Epictetus Topic: Negativity

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

Epictetus Topic: Perception

One that desires to excel should endeavor in those things that are in themselves most excellent.

Epictetus Topic: Perfection

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

Epictetus Topic: Perspective

The Beginning of Philosophy . . . is a Consciousness of your own Weakness and inability in necessary things.

Epictetus Topic: Philosophy

All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.

Epictetus Topic: Philosophy

Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak.

Epictetus Topic: Relationships

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