Frases de Epictetus

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Epictetus

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Citações Epictetus


„O que se deve então dizer assim que cada dificuldade chegue? Eu estava me preparando para isso, eu estava treinando para isso.“

„Primeiro, diga a si mesmo o que você quer ser; e então faça o que tem a fazer.“


„If anyone tells you that a certain person speaks ill of you, do not make excuses about what is said of you but answer, "He was ignorant of my other faults, else he would not have mentioned these alone.“

„Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.“

„Don't explain your philosophy. Embody it.“

„There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power or our will.“

„Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems“

„Don't just say you have read books. Show that through them you have learned to think better, to be a more discriminating and reflective person. Books are the training weights of the mind. They are very helpful, but it would be a bad mistake to suppose that one has made progress simply by having internalized their contents." Translation by Sharon Lebell“ The Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness and Effectiveness


„First say to yourself what you would be;
and then do what you have to do.“

„If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.“

„How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself and in no instance bypass the discriminations of reason? You have been given the principles that you ought to endorse, and you have endorsed them. What kind of teacher, then, are you still waiting for in order to refer your self-improvement to him? You are no longer a boy, but a full-grown man. If you are careless and lazy now and keep putting things off and always deferring the day after which you will attend to yourself, you will not notice that you are making no progress, but you will live and die as someone quite ordinary.
From now on, then, resolve to live as a grown-up who is making progress, and make whatever you think best a law that you never set aside. And whenever you encounter anything that is difficult or pleasurable, or highly or lowly regarded, remember that the contest is now: you are at the Olympic Games, you cannot wait any longer, and that your progress is wrecked or preserved by a single day and a single event. That is how Socrates fulfilled himself by attending to nothing except reason in everything he encountered. And you, although you are not yet a Socrates, should live as someone who at least wants to be a Socrates.“

„It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.“


„The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.“

„Any person capable of angering you becomes your master;
he can anger you only when you permit yourself to be disturbed by him.“

„He who laughs at himself never runs out of things to laugh at.“

„Freedom is the only worthy goal in life. It is won by disregarding things that lie beyond our control.“