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Epictetus

Quote of Epictetus - It is not death or pain...


Biography - Epictetus:

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

It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.




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Quotes for: death


Quotes

Quotes about death:


As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.





The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.





Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.





Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.





A free man thinks of nothing less than of death, and his wisdom is a meditation, not on death, but on life.





After your death you will be what you were before your birth.











Quotes for: fear


Quotes

Quotes about fear:


I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.





Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.





Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.





Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.





Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.





To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.











Quotes

Quotes for: pain


Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure.





I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance.





Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.





Who fears to suffer, already suffers what he fears.





I have only one passion, that for light, in the name of humanity which has suffered so much and which has the right to happiness.





No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love.











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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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