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Quote of Epictetus - The essence of philosophy is that...


Biography - Epictetus:

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

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.




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Quotes for: philosophy


Quotes

Quotes about philosophy:


Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our mind by means of our language.





There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.






To live without philosophizing is properly to have one's eyes closed and never attempt to open them.





To make light of philosophy is to be a true philosopher.





Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.





There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.











Quotes for: happiness


Quotes

Quotes about happiness:


I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health.





A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.





To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.





Happiness is sometimes hidden in the unknown.





Create all the happiness you are able to create: remove all the misery you are able to remove.





Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.











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Epictetus also said...


Tell yourself, first of all, what kind of man you want to be; and then go ahead with what you are doing.





Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.





So when any one makes you angry, know that it is your own thought that has angered you.





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





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.





We should not moor a ship with one anchor, or our life with one hope.












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