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


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


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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


You become what you give your attention to...If you yourself don't choose what thoughts and images you expose yourself to, someone else will, and their motives may not be the highest. -Epictetus


Be careful whom you associate with. It is human to imitate the habits of those with whom we interact. We inadvertently adopt their interests, their opinions, their values, and their habit of interpreting events. - Epictetus


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


Unremarkable lives are marked by the fear of not looking capable when trying something new. -Epictetus


Stop aspiring to be anyone other than your own best self: for that does fall within your control. -Epictetus


Stick with your purpose. Do not seek external approval. Do not worry about anything outside of your control. The only things you command are your thoughts and actions. We choose our response. -Epictetus


Freedom and happiness come from understanding - and working with - our limits. Begin at once a program of self-mastery. -Epictetus