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1 - Is there any storm that is more powerful than impressions that drive out reason? [Epictetus, D2.17]
1 You are not going to learn anything new, if you think you know it already. [Epictetus, D 2.17]
1 - Set aside your self-satisfaction about what you think you know. You are not going to learn anything new, if you think you know it already. [Epictetus, D 2.17]
1 - Do you know the standards by which someone can be judged? What a good or a bad person is and how they got that way? If so, how come you are not a good person yourself? [Epictetus, D 2.13]
1 - The cost of the material things you give up—whether it is food or some furniture—is nothing compared to the goodwill you gain in return.
[Epictetus, D 2.10]
1 - If donkeys had the ability to go further and understand how to deal with impressions, they would refuse to obey us and would be our equal. And rightly so.
[Epictetus, D 2.7]
1 - Then you will say, “I am a scholar, but no one cares”. Yes, because you are a bad and useless human being. [Epictetus, D 2.4]
1 - If you want to be a person of honor and trust, who can stop you? [Epictetus, D 2.2]
1 - Everything that is not under our control is neither good nor bad and therefore nothing to us. [Epictetus, D 2.1]
1 - It is not as though if you go astray, someone else will pay the penalty. If you keep this in mind, you will not be angry or upset with anyone, won’t insult, criticize, hate, or be offended by anyone. [Epictetus, D 1.28.]