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BOOK REVIEW: The Golden Sayings of Epictetus by Epictetus. Epictetus was one of the Stoics, philosophers who believed that one should be unmoved by the situations and conditions handed one by the universe—for such things are beyond one's control. Contents. 1 Quotes. Discourses; The Enchiridion (c. ); Golden Sayings of Epictetus. Fragments. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. Epictetus was a Greek Stoic philosopher. He was born a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia (present .. Lydia, the central character, turns often to The Golden Sayings of Epictetus—the latter being a modern selection from the writings of Epictetus.


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Ask me, if you choose, if a Cynic shall engage in the administration of a state.

Ask you if a man shall come forward in the Athenian assembly and talk about revenues and supplies, when his business is to converse with all men, Athenians, Corinthians, and Epictetus golden sayings alike, not about supplies, not about revenue, not yet peace and war, but about Happiness and Misery, Prosperity and Adversity, Slavery and Freedom?

If a Cynic is an object of pity, he seems a mere beggar; all turn away, all are offended at him. Nor should be be slovenly of look, so as not to scare men from him in this way either; on the contrary, his very roughness should be clean and attractive. Kings and tyrants have armed guards wherewith epictetus golden sayings chastise certain persons, though they be themselves evil.

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But to the Cynic conscience gives this power—not arms and guards. Does a Philosopher apply to people to come and hear him? I apply to you to come and hear that you are in evil epictetus golden sayings that what deserves your attention most is the last thing to gain it; that you know not good from evil, and are in short a hapless wretch; a epictetus golden sayings way to apply!

A Philosopher's school is a Surgery: For on entering none of you is whole.

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epictetus golden sayings One has a shoulder out of joint, another an abscess: And am I then to sit down and treat you to pretty sentiments and empty fluourishes, so that you may applaud me and depart, with neither shoulder, nor epictetus golden sayings, nor issue, nor abscess a whit the better for your visit?

Is it then for this that young men are to quit their homes, and leave parents, friends, kinsmen and substance to mouth out Bravo to your empty phrases! If any be unhappy, let him remember that he is unhappy by reason of himself alone.

For God hath made man to enjoy felicity and constancy of good.

EPICTETUS GOLDEN SAYINGS EPUB

This whole world is one great City, and one is the substance whereof it is fashioned: If you seek Truth, you will not seek to gain a victory by every possible means; and when you have found Truth, you need not fear being defeated.

If thou wouldst make progress, be content to seem foolish and void of understanding with epictetus golden sayings to outward things. Care not to be thought to know anything.

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If any should make account of thee, distrust thyself. Keep death and exile daily before thine eyes, with all else that men deem terrible, but more especially Death.

EPICTETUS GOLDEN SAYINGS EPUB

Then wilt thou never think a mean thought, nor covet anything beyond measure. Piety towards the Gods, be sure, consists chiefly in thinking rightly concerning them—that they are, and that they govern the Universe with goodness and justice; and that thou thyself art appointed to obey them, and to submit under all circumstances that arise; acquiescing cheerfully in whatever may happen, sure that it is brought to epictetus golden sayings and accomplished epictetus golden sayings the most Perfect Understanding.

Thus thou wilt never find fault with the Gods, nor charge them with neglecting thee. Let silence be your general rule; or say only what is necessary and in few words.

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We shall, however, when occasion demands, enter into discourse sparingly, avoiding such common topics as gladiators, horse-races, athletes; and the perpetual epictetus golden sayings about food and drink. Above all avoid speaking of persons, either in the way of praise or blame, or comparison.

If you can, win over epictetus golden sayings conversation of your company to what it should be by your own. But if you should find yourself cut off without escape among strangers and aliens, be silent.



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