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Brief author info: Epictetus (fl. A.D. 100) Greek philosopher.
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There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
What is it that every man seeks? To be secure, to be happy, to do what he pleases without restraint and without compulsion.
It is difficulties that show what men are.
Learn to wish that everything should come to pass exactly as it does.
It is impossible for a man to learn that which he thinks he already knows.
If you would be a reader, read; if a writer, write.
The materials of action are variable, but the use we make of them should be constant.
First, say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
If your heart is quite set upon a crown, make and put on one of roses, for it will make the prettier appearance.
It is your own conviction which compels you; that is, choice compels choice.
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