Only the educated are free.
Variant: ...none ought to be educated but the free;...Book II, ch. 1.
Reason is not measured by size or height, but by principle.Epictetus
If what the philosophers say be true, that all men's actions proceed from one source; that as they assent from a persuasion that a thing is so, and dissent from a persuasion that it is not, and suspend their judgment from a persuasion that it is uncertain, so likewise they seek a thing from a persuasion that it is for their advantage.Epictetus
Practice yourself, for heaven's sake, in little things; and thence proceed to greater.Epictetus
Every art and every faculty contemplates certain things as its principal objects.Epictetus
For it is not death or pain that is to be feared, but the fear of pain or death.Epictetus
Freedom is the name of virtue: Slavery, of vice…. None is a slave whose acts are free.Epictetus
Choose the life that is noblest, for custom can make it sweet to thee.Epictetus
Let thy speech of God be renewed day by day, aye, rather than thy meat and drink.Epictetus
Let no man think that he is loved by any who loveth none.Epictetus
The materials of action are variable, but the use we make of them should be constant.Epictetus
Every habit and faculty is preserved and increased by correspondent actions, as the habit of walking, by walking; of running, by running.Epictetus
Things true and evident must of necessity be recognized by those who would contradict them.Epictetus
There are some things which men confess with ease, and others with difficulty.Epictetus
Who is there whom bright and agreeable children do not attract to play and creep and prattle with them?Epictetus
The Beginning of Philosophy is a Consciousness of your own Weakness and inability in necessary things.Epictetus
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