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A list of the best Epictetus quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Epictetus quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Epictetus quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Epictetus should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Epictetus quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. Epictetus

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First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. Epictetus

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It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows. Epictetus

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He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. Epictetus

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Difficulties are things that show a person what they are. Epictetus

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God hath entrusted me with myself. Epictetus

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Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else. Epictetus

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34 3
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will. Epictetus

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Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak. Epictetus

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30 3
Only the educated are free. Epictetus

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Men are disturbed not by things that happen, but by their opinion of the things that happen. Epictetus

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Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens. Epictetus

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If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it. Epictetus

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13 1
No man is free who is not a master of himself. Epictetus

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13 1
A ship should not ride on a single anchor, nor life on a single hope. Epictetus

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20 3
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. Epictetus

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You are a little soul carrying around a corpse. Epictetus

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A wise man is he who does not grieve for the thing which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. Epictetus

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

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11 1
Liars are the cause of all the sins and crimes in the world. Epictetus

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It is the sign of a dull mind to dwell upon the cares of the body, to prolong exercise, eating and drinking and other bodily functions. These things are best done by the way; all your attention must be given to the mind. Epictetus

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Freedom is the right to live as we wish. Epictetus

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One that desires to excel should endeavor in those things that are in themselves most excellent. Epictetus

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No great thing is created suddenly. Epictetus

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For it is not death or hardship that is a fearful thing, but the fear of death and hardship. Epictetus