Epictetus

27-Sept

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Every difficulty in life presents us with an opportunity to turn inward and to invoke our own submerged inner resources. The trials we endure can and should introduce us to our strengths.
-Epictetus

22-Sept

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Freedom is the only worthy goal in life. It is won by disregarding things that lie beyond our control. Stop aspiring to be anyone other than your own best self: for that does fall within your control.
-Epictetus

20-Sept

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From this instant on, vow to stop disappointing yourself. Separate yourself from the mob. Decide to be extraordinary and do what you need to do — NOW.
-Epictetus

14-Sept

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

13-Sept

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

10-Sept

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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

9-Sept

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

6-Sept

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

1-Sept

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

28-Aug

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