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Quote of Epictetus - If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and...


Biography - Epictetus:

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

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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Quotes for: happiness


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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.











Quotes for: perfection


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Quotes about perfection:


Do not wait to be perfect to start something good.





I hold that the perfection of form and beauty is contained in the sum of all men.





The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.





It seems that perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.





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





Joy is the transition of man from a less to a greater perfection.











Quotes for: virtue


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Quotes about virtue:


The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.





Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.





Recommend virtue to your children it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.





The virtues lose themselves in interest as the rivers are lost in the sea.





Humility is not a virtue; that is, it does not arise from reason.





There is no happiness without courage, nor virtue without struggle.











Quotes for: progress


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Quotes for: progress


A great part of progress consists in the desire to make progress.





To progress, it is not enough to want to act, one must first know in which direction to act.





The reasonable man adapts himself to the world : the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.





World history is the progress of the consciousness of freedom.





Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.





The real democratic progress is not to lower the level of the elite toward that of the crowd, but to raise that of the crowd toward the elite.











Quotes for: peace


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Quotes about peace:


There was never a good war, or a bad peace.





If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.





If you want to live in peace with yourself, you have to accept yourself as you are.





Thoughts at peace. That is the goal someone who philosophizes longs for.





Perhaps peace is more than happiness.





Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful.











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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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