The best Quotes by Epictetus

The best Quotes by Epictetus

Epictetus (c. 50 – c. 135 AD) was a Greek Stoic philosopher. He was born into slavery at Hierapolis, Phrygia (present-day Pamukkale, in western Turkey) 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 and Enchiridion.

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.
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We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.

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Sometimes, strangers can become more like family than blood ever could.
It's a mystery of human chemistry and I don't understand it, some people, as far as their senses are concerned, just feel like home.
He's a better person when she's around, and isn't that what friends are for, to raise you up and keep you at your best?
Nobody can avoid falling in love. They might want to deny it, but friendship is probably the most common form of love.
Friendship- my definition- is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don't have trust, the friendship will crumble.
There is no winter without snow, no spring without sunshine, and no happiness without companions.
That's when you know you've found somebody special. When you can just shut the fck up for a minute and comfortably share the silence.
Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction
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To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.
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You don't talk much... I like you!
Ellie in Up
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Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
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What's the point of having a voice if you're gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn't be?
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It's great to share silence with someone else.
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'I don't think...'
'Then you shouldn't talk', said the Hatter.
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The ability to speak does not make you intelligent.
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When you find a man you wish to marry, Tessa, remember this: You will know what kind of man he is not by the things he says, but by the things he does.
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The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
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May your sword be sharp and your tongue sharper.
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Diplomacy is a battle I has never learnt to fight.
Skrimir in Fire Emblem - Radiant Dawn
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Just as the eye was made to see colours, and the ear to hear sounds, so the human mind was made to understand.
We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.
Oh, gee, Dumbo. I think your ears are beautiful!
Timothy in Dumbo
If you can't say somethin' nice, don't say nothin' at all.
Thumper in Bambi
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A bl*wjob isn't with your mouth, it's with your heart. Now get on your knees and put that heart to work.
Randy Marsh in South Park - Season 15 Episode 11
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Statistically speaking, the most bacteria-ridden place on the planet is the mouth of an American woman.
Eric Cartman in South Park - Season 13 Episode 1
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So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!
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Mr. Fredricksen: "Hey, let's play a game. It's called: See Who Can Be Quiet the Longest."
Russell: "Cool, my mom loves that game."
Russell in Up
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You wouldn't know love if it shat in your mouth!
Rebecca Webb in The One - Season 1 Episode 1
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The Jedi are trained to let go. They're trained from birth. They're not supposed to form attachments. They can love people – in fact, they should love everybody. They should love their enemies; they should love the Sith. But they can't form attachments. So what all these movies are about is: greed. Greed is a source of pain and suffering for everybody.
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
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To make a bad day worse, spend it wishing for the impossible.
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You see everyone wants everything, that's the way the world is. But I just might actually get it.
This is how it's done. When people are sittin' on shit that you want, you make 'em your enemy. Then you're justified in taking it.
Jake Sully in Avatar -
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It's not the having, it's the getting.
Sometimes in life when you get what you want, you end up missing what you left behind.
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Well you only need the light when it's burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know your lover when you let her go
Only know you've been high when you're feeling low
Only hate the road when you're missin' home
Only know your lover when you've let her go
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Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?
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The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
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No one in the world gets what they want and that is beautiful.
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You wish for something, you've wanted it for years, and you're sure you want it, as long as you know you can't have it. But if all at once it looks as though your wish might come true, you suddenly find yourself wishing you had never wished for any such thing.
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Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
Roger Federer - Juni 2024
We've had a lot of away games in the Champions League this season where we've heard the fans. When I think of the game in Newcastle, where you can hear our fans the whole time, even though it was said beforehand that Newcastle is the loudest stadium in England – that's really saying something. We are looking forward to our fans, they will deliver again in Paris.
I felt like a child amongst all the established players. First of all I had to prove myself in training and earn respect and over several months show what I was capable of.
Florian Wirtz - July 2021

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