Any person capable of angering you becomes your master; he can anger you only when you permit yourself to be disturbed by him.

Circumstances don’t make the man, they only reveal him to himself.

Don’t explain your philosophy. Embody it.

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.

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

Freedom is the only worthy goal in life. It is won by disregarding things that lie beyond our control.

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

He who laughs at himself never runs out of things to laugh at.

It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.

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

Keep silence for the most part, and speak only when you must, and then briefly.

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

Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems.

No man is free who is not master of himself.

Only the educated are free.

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

Practice yourself, for heaven’s sake in little things, and then proceed to greater.

Seek not the good in external things;seek it in yourselves.

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.

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

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

Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.

/ Epictetus

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