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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

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




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.”
Épictète

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




See also  

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I think my opinions are good and sound, but who does not think the same of his own?”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays

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




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Quotes about thing:


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He is fortunate who had been able to learn the causes of things.”
Publius Vergilius Maro
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There are certain things that we hide in order to reveal them.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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Conformity of the intellect to the things.”
Thomas Aquinas
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It is valid to conclude from actuality to possibility, but not from possibility to actuality.”
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Only the passions, the great passions, can lift the soul to the greatest things.”
Denis Diderot - Philosophical Thoughts
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"Know yourself" is the whole of science. Only at the end of the perception of all things will man have recognized himself. For things are only the borders of man.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - The Dawn
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Quotes for: opinion:


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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.”
René Descartes - Discourse on the Method
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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.”
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789
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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.”
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789
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So many men, so many opinions.”
Publius Terentius Afer
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Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.”
Plato
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We are so fond of being out among Nature, because it has no opinions about us.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Human, All Too Human
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Quotes for: judgement:


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Haste in judgement is to look for guilt.”
Publilius Syrus - Sentences
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A judgment can be refuted, but never a prejudice.”
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
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It is not permitted to the most equitable of men to be a judge in his own cause.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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Do not wait for the Last Judgment. It takes place every day.”
Albert Camus - The Fall
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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.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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Nothing is as peevish and pedantic as men's judgments of one another.”
Desiderius Erasmus
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Epictetus also said...


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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.”
Epictetus
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So when any one makes you angry, know that it is your own thought that has angered you.”
Epictetus
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If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid with regard to external things.”
Epictetus
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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.”
Epictetus
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We should not moor a ship with one anchor, or our life with one hope.”
Epictetus
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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.”
Epictetus
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