Aphorisms by author: Epictetus

Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.
By theme : Liberty
No man is free who is not master of himself.
By theme : Knowledge Men
We must be afraid of neither poverty nor exile nor imprisonment; of fear itself only should we be afraid.
By theme : Behavior Feelings Life
Whenever you are angry, be assured that it is not only a present evil, but that you have increased a habit.
By theme : Behavior Character Evil
Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.
By theme : Behavior Liberty Philosophy Thought
Only the educated are free.
By theme : Education Liberty
To accuse others for one`s misfortunes is a sign of want of education; to accuse oneself shows that one`s education has begun; to accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one`s education is complete.
By theme : Education Wisdom
Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.
By theme : Liberty
We are not troubled by things, but by the opinion which we have of things.
By theme : Behavior Philosophy Psychology
Circumstances do not make the man; they merely reveal him to himself.
By theme : Men Psychology
Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.
By theme : Person Wisdom
All religions must be tolerated... for every man must get to heaven in his own way.
By theme : Religion
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things, which are beyond the power of our will.
By theme : Happiness
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