Top 15 Epictetus Quotes on Death, Happiness & Circumstances

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Read inspirational top 15 Epictetus quotes on death, happiness, control & circumstances. He was a Greek Stoic philosopher and he was born a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia and lived in Rome until his banishment. We collect his best quotes and share with you.

1. We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.

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

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3. Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.

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4. It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.

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5. People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them.

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6. It takes more than just a good looking body. You’ve got to have the heart and soul to go with it.

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7. If you seek truth you will not seek victory by dishonorable means, and if you find truth you will become invincible.

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8. No great thing is created suddenly.

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9. It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.

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10. We should not moor a ship with one anchor, or our life with one hope.

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11. The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.

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12. Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.

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13. Control thy passions lest they take vengence on thee.

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14. All religions must be tolerated… for every man must get to heaven in his own way.

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15. We tell lies, yet it is easy to show that lying is immoral.

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