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Quote of Epictetus - Men are disturbed not by things...


Biography - Epictetus:

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

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




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Ce qui trouble les hommes, ce ne sont pas les choses, mais les opinions et les jugements qu’ils portent sur les choses.

German
Nicht die Dinge selbst beunruhigen die Menschen, sondern die Meinungen und die Urteile über die Dinge.




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I think my opinions are good and sound, but who does not think the same of his own?

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




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Good sense is, of all things among men, the most equally distributed; for every one thinks himself so abundantly provided with it, that those even who are the most difficult to satisfy in everything else, do not usually desire a larger measure of this quality than they already possess. And in this it is not likely that all are mistaken: the conviction is rather to be held as testifying that the power of judging aright and of distinguishing truth from error, which is properly what is called good sense or reason, is by nature equal in all men; and that the diversity of our opinions, consequently, does not arise from some being endowed with a larger share of reason than others, but solely from this, that we conduct our thoughts along different ways, and do not fix our attention on the same objects. For to be possessed of a vigorous mind is not enough; the prime requisite is rightly to apply it.
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Article X – No one may be disturbed for his opinions, even religious ones, provided that their manifestation does not trouble the public order established by the law.
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Article XI – The free communication of thoughts and of opinions is one of the most precious rights of man: any citizen thus may speak, write, print freely, except to respond to the abuse of this liberty, in the cases determined by the law.
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So many men, so many opinions.
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Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
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We are so fond of being out among Nature, because it has no opinions about us.
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Haste in judgement is to look for guilt.
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A judgment can be refuted, but never a prejudice.
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It is not permitted to the most equitable of men to be a judge in his own cause.
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True artists scorn nothing: they are obliged to understand rather than to judge.
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Do not wait for the Last Judgment. It takes place every day.
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Nothing is beautiful, only man: on this piece of naivete rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate man - the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined.
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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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