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Epictetus

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

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




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Quotes about philosophy:


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Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein
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To live without philosophizing is properly to have one's eyes closed and never attempt to open them.”
René Descartes - Principles of Philosophy
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There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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To make light of philosophy is to be a true philosopher.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.”
Ludwig van Beethoven
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There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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Quotes about happiness:


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I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health.”
Voltaire - Letter to the Abbé Trublet
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Happiness is sometimes hidden in the unknown.”
Victor Hugo
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To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.”
Gaston Bachelard - La Psychanalyse du feu
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Create all the happiness you are able to create: remove all the misery you are able to remove.”
Jeremy Bentham
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Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.”
Epicurus
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We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed.”
Jean de La Bruyere
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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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If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid with regard to external things.”
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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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