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My Self-Righteous Inner Accountant

“every time that I see a soldier on a plane, I always think, you know what, I should give him my seat. It would be the right thing to do. 1,303 more words

Love And Friendship

Words from a Stoic

Wisdom is Revealed Through Action, Not Talk – Epictetus 

“Don’t declare yourself to be a wise person or discuss your spiritual aspirations with people who won’t appreciate them. 106 more words



“When one took counsel of Epictetus, saying, “What I seek is this, how even though my brother be not reconciled to me, I may still remain as Nature would have me to be,” he replied: “All great things are slow of growth; nay, this is true even of a grape or of a fig. 200 more words

Harvard Classics

Happiness and freedom begin with a clear understanding of one principle: Some things are within our control, and some things are not.


“First, say to yourself
what you would be;
and then do what
you have to do.” Epictetus

Initiative Quotes

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

— Epictetus…

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