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Quote of Epictetus - To accuse others for one's own...


Biography - Epictetus:

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

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.




Translation

Translation

(French)



French
Accuser les autres de ses malheurs est le fait de l’ignorant; s’accuser soi-même, le fait de celui qui commence à s’instruire; n’accuser ni les autres ni soi-même est le propre du sage.




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