Quotes by Epictetus

Epictetus was a Greek 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.

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


We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.

Being Silent, TalkingEpictetus

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

Greed, SatisfactionEpictetus