Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Epictetus was quoted as saying:
"What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think they are."
"Whoever does not regard what he has as most ample wealth, is unhappy, though he be master of the world."
"When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger."
"What is the first business of one who practices philosophy? To get rid of self-conceit. For it is impossible for anyone to begin to learn that which he thinks he already knows."
"We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them."
"The world turns aside to let any man pass who knows where he is going."
"The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man are those of bearing and forbearing."
"The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things."
"If you wish to be a writer, write."