Epictetus Quotes (216 quotes)
Discourses, Book I, ch. 24
“Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.”
The Discourses of Epictetus and Fragments (2011 edition), Digireads.com Publishing - ISBN: 9781420942767
"Discourses: Books I and II", Harvard University Press, 1925, p. 219
The Discourses of Epictetus (1759), Book III, Chapter 23
As quoted in "The Wisdom of the Stoics: selections from Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius", University Press of America, 1984, p. 107
Epictetus: the Discourses as reported by Arrian, the Manual, and fragments (1967 edition) - ISBN: 9780674992405
“Do not seek to bring things to pass in accordance with your wishes, but wish for them as they are, and you will find them.”
Enchiridion, VIII. As quoted in: Dictionary of quotations (classical) (1897), p. 372
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Bio: Epictetus was a Greek sage and Stoic philosopher. He was born a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia, and lived in Rome until his banishment, when he went to Nicopolis in northwestern Greece for the rest of his life. His teachings were written down and published by his pupil Arrian in his Discourses.
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