Epictetus Quotes

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

Epictetus

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

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

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All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain

Epictetus

All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.

Epictetus

Envy is the antagonist of the fortunate.

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Difficulties show men what they are. In case of any difficulty remember that God has pitted you against a rough antagonist that you may be a conqueror, and this cannot be without toil.

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A child understands fear and the hurt and hate it brings.

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It is difficulties that show what men are.

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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.

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