Ancient Wisdom from the Real Epictetus!

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When Epictetus had a lamp stolen from him, he said of the thief,

“He paid . . . this price for the lamp, that in exchange for it he consented to become a thief: in exchange for it, to become faithless.”

When arguing with those who considered life in this world worthless, Epictetus said,

“Friends, wait for God. When He gives the signal, and releases you from this service, then depart to Him. But for the present, endure to dwell in the place wherein He hath assigned you your post.”

Here’s some sage advice from Epictetus more would do well to follow,

“Wouldst thou have men speak good of thee? speak good of them. And when thou hast learned to speak good of them, try to do good unto them, and thus thou wilt reap in return their speaking good of thee.”

Morty

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