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Epictetus

Quote of Epictetus - Tell yourself, first of all, what...


Biography - Epictetus:

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

Tell yourself, first of all, what kind of man you want to be; and then go ahead with what you are doing.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Quel genre d’homme veux-tu être ? Commence par te le dire à toi-même ; après quoi règle tes actes sur ce modèle.

German
Mache dir selbst zuerst klar, was du sein möchtest; und dann tue, was du zu tun hast.




See also 

See also...



Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

This above all: to thine own self be true.

Observe what your nature requires of you.

Become who you are!

Become such as you are, having learned what that is.

People should not worry so much about what they do but rather about what they are.

One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life, and there is nothing better.




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Only he who loves something is something; to be nothing and to love nothing are identical.
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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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