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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

Quote

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




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.”
Épictète

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




See also  

See also...



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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde

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This above all: to thine own self be true.”
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

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Observe what your nature requires of you.”
Marcus Aurelius - Meditations

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Become who you are!”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Thus Spoke Zarathustra

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Become such as you are, having learned what that is.”
Pindar - Pythian Odes




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Quotes for "to be" or about being:


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The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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To be, or not to be, that is the question.”
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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Every one sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are.”
Niccolo Machiavelli
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I think, therefore I am.”
René Descartes - Discourse on the Method
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Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.”
Epicurus
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Only he who loves something is something; to be nothing and to love nothing are identical.”
Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach
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Epictetus also said...


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