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Epictetus

Quote of Epictetus - If you want to improve, be...


Biography - Epictetus:

*Approximate years of birth and death.
Born: 50 - Died: 125
Period:
2nd century
1st century
Place of birth: Turkey
Turkey

If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid with regard to external things.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Si tu veux avancer dans l'étude de la sagesse, ne refuse point, sur les choses extérieures, de passer pour imbécile et pour insensé.

German
Willst du Fortschritte machen, so lass es dir gefallen, dass man dich in Bezug auf äußere Dinge für dumm und einfältig hält.




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Tell yourself, first of all, what kind of man you want to be; and then go ahead with what you are doing.
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If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace, then progress in virtue is progress in each of these for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us, progress is always an approach toward it.
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