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Quote of Epictetus - When you are offended at any...


Biography - Epictetus:

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

When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.




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Quotes for: oneself


Quotes

Quotes about oneself:


Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.





A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.





The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.





If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.





To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.





To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.











Quotes for: anger


Quotes

Quotes for: anger


When someone opposes me, he arouses my attention, not my anger. I go to greet a man who contradicts me, who instructs me.





Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.





With the good man anger is quick to die.





If I were not king, I should lose my temper.





Anger is a short madness.





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











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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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