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


 

Epictetus Quotes > No greater thing is created...

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No greater thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
Epictetus
About: Desire

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