We’ve collected the best Epictetus Quotes. Use them as an inspiration.
No great thing is created suddenly.
No greater thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
Only the educated are free.
All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.
Do not laugh much or often or unrestrainedly.
Never in any case say I have lost such a thing, but I have returned it. Is your child dead? It is a return. Is your wife dead? It is a return. Are you deprived of your estate? Is not this also a return?
If you seek truth you will not seek victory by dishonorable means, and if you find truth you will become invincible.
The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
Unless we place our religion and our treasure in the same thing, religion will always be sacrificed.
Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.
It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.
We should not moor a ship with one anchor, or our life with one hope.