Archive for Epictetus

“Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.” (Epictetus)

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“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” (Epictetus)

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“The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.” (Epictetus)

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“People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them.” (Epictetus)

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“Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.” (Epictetus)

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