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Epictetus

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Biography - Epictetus:

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

Quote

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




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.”
Épictète

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




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Human wisdom consists in a knowledge of the order in which it is profitable to know things;”
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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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Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.”
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So when any one makes you angry, know that it is your own thought that has angered you.”
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To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete.”
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We should not moor a ship with one anchor, or our life with one hope.”
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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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