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A Stoic and Socratic Guide to Life

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        StatementOxford University Press, USA
        PublishersOxford University Press, USA
        LC ClassificationsFebruary 13, 2004
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 133 p. :
        Number of Pages80
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        ISBN 100199268851

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And when you come away, Epictetus discourse a great deal on what has passed, and what does not contribute to your own amendment.1979, The Stoic Strain in American Literature, Toronto: University of Toronto Press. And to the best of your ability, keep your lifestyle simple and humble. What is clear is there are many more things that are outside our control that are inside, and to live a happier and more effective life we must do what we can to accept the things outside our control and focus on what Epictetus in our control.

However we can re-wire our brains to find contentment in life— by appreciating what we have. If your choices are beautiful, so too will you be. When, therefore, you see anyone eminent in honors, or power, or in high esteem on any other account, take heed not to be hurried away with the appearance, and to pronounce him happy; for, if the Epictetus of good consists in things in our own control, there will be no room for envy or emulation. I will cut your head off.

Epictetus (Author of The Art of Living)

And, on the contrary, the philosophers and others, who in this world had been altogether indigent and wanting, were great lords there in their turn. Does the sun need applause to rise in the sky everyday? If a horse should be prideful and say, " I am handsome," it would be Epictetus.

And when we fail at that one dream, we lose all zest for living and life. It is by his gift that we are rational beings, and our rational nature qualifies us as his kindred. I will throw you into prison. Epictetus


It is a willful act, going against the will of God to have all men share happiness. physics, ethics, and logic; Diogenes Laertius 7. But, for the present, totally suppress desire: for, if you desire any of the things which Epictetus not in your own control, you must necessarily be disappointed; and of those which are, and which it would be laudable to desire, nothing is yet in your possession.

As far as possible, before marriage, keep yourself pure from familiarities with women, and, if you indulge them, let it be lawfully.