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.
Learn to wish that everything should come to pass exactly as it does.
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.
What is the first business of philosophy? To part with self-conceit. For it is impossible for any one to begin to learn what he thinks that he already knows.
Why, do you not know, then, that the origin of all human evils, and of baseness, and cowardice, is not death, but rather the fear of death?
Without music, life would be a mistake.
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.
You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.