Epictetus Top 10 Quotes




10
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
9
Try to enjoy the great festival of life.
Epictetus (Golden Sayings of Epictetus)
8
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
Epictetus
7
He who is free in the body, but bound in the soul is a slave; but on the contrary he who is bound in the body, but free in the soul, is truly free.
Epictetus (Fragment of the Lost Books of Epictetus)
6
The good or ill of a man lies within his own will.
Epictetus (Discourses, 108)
5
First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
Epictetus (Discourses, 108)
4
Only the educated are free.
Epictetus (Discourses, 108)
3
A ship ought not to be held by one anchor, nor life by a single hope.
Epictetus
2
It is difficulties that show what men are.
Epictetus (Discourses, 108)
1
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
Epictetus
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Epictetus Biography

Born: 55
Died: 135

Epictetus was a Greek sage and Stoic philosopher. He is most commonly recognized for his philosophical perspective and intellect. He has been a major influence on many historical figures throughout history.

Notable Works

Discourses (Written down by Arrian, 108)
Enchiridion (Compilted by Arrian)

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