Epictetus

24-Feb

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Progress is not achieved by luck or accident, but by working on yourself daily.
– Epictetus

23-Feb

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What matters most is what sort of person you are becoming. Wise individuals care only about whom they are today and who they can be tomorrow.
– Epictetus

18-Feb

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

13-Feb

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

12-Feb

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Don’t mind if others don’t share your convictions. How long can you afford to put off who you really want to be? Your nobler self cannot wait any longer.
– Epictetus

8-Feb

Anything worth putting off is worth abandoning altogether.
– Epictetus

6-Feb

Keep your attention focused entirely on what is truly your own concern, and be clear that what belongs to others is their business and none of yours.
– Epictetus

1-Feb

Don’t be concerned with other people’s impressions of you. They are dazzled and deluded by appearances. Stick with your purpose. This alone will strengthen your will and give your life coherence.
– Epictetus

31-Jan

Never depend on the admiration of others for self-satisfaction. It is a fact of life that other people, even people who love you, will not necessarily agree with your ideas, understand you always, or share your enthusiasms.
– Epictetus

26-Jan

When you actively engage in gradually refining yourself, you retreat from your lazy ways of covering yourself or making excuses. Instead of feeling a persistent current of low-level shame, you move forward by using the creative possibilities of this moment, your current situation.
– Epictetus