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


 

Epictetus Quotes > Do not seek to bring things...

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Do not seek to bring things to pass in accordance with your wishes, but wish for them as they are, and you will find them.
Epictetus

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