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Type: Philosopher
Nationality: Greek
Date of Birth: 55 AD
Date of Death: 135 AD




 

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It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.
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Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public.
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No great thing is created suddenly.
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Silence is safer than speech.
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He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
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Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.
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If you wish to be a writer, write.
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If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.
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Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
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Unless we place our religion and our treasure in the same thing, religion will always be sacrificed.
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We tell lies, yet it is easy to show that lying is immoral.
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When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.
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We are not to give credit to the many, who say that none ought to be educated but the free; but rather to the philosophers, who say that the well-educated alone are free.
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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.
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To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete.
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The world turns aside to let any man pass who knows where he is going.
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The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
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The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man are those of bearing and forbearing.
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In order to please others, we loose our hold on our life's purpose.
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