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Book Title: The Golden Sayings of Epictetus|
The author of the book: Epictetus
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Edition: Icon Group International, Inc.
Date of issue: June 18th 2008
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One of the first self-help books. A few of my favorite quotes...
"The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best."
"Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. "
"There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power or our will. "
"Other people's views and troubles can be contagious. Don't sabotage yourself by unwittingly adopting negative, unproductive attitudes through your associations with others."
Read information about the authorEpictetus was a Greek Stoic philosopher. He was probably born a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia (present day Pamukkale, Turkey), and lived in Rome until his exile to Nicopolis in northwestern Greece, where he lived most of his life and died. His teachings were noted down and published by his pupil Arrian in his Discourses. Philosophy, he taught, is a way of life and not just a theoretical discipline. To Epictetus, all external events are determined by fate, and are thus beyond our control, but we can accept whatever happens calmly and dispassionately. Individuals, however, are responsible for their own actions which they can examine and control through rigorous self-discipline. Suffering arises from trying to control what is uncontrollable, or from neglecting what is within our power. As part of the universal city that is the universe, human beings have a duty of care to all fellow humans. The person who followed these precepts would achieve happiness.
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