Epictetus Biography | Inspiration Quotations | Motivation Quotes


Epictetus Motivational Quotations:

  • “Keep silence for the most part, and speak only when you must, and then briefly.”

  •  “The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.”

  • “It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.”

 “We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.”​


  • “Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.”
  • “It takes more than just a good looking body. You've got to have the heart and soul to go with it.”

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

  •  “First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.”

  •  “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.”

  •  “Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.”

  •  “All religions must be tolerated... for every man must get to heaven in his own way.”

  •  “When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.”

  •  “The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man are those of bearing and forbearing.”

  •  “It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.”

  •  “Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.”

  •  “No man is free who is not master of himself.”

  •  “Nothing great 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.”

  •  “You are a little soul carrying around a corpse.”

  •  “Only the educated are free.” “Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.”

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

  •  “If one oversteps the bounds of moderation, the greatest pleasures cease to please.”

  •  “If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.”


  •  “The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.”

  •  “Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.”

  •  “Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.”

  •  “One that desires to excel should endeavor in those things that are in themselves most excellent.”

  •  “No great thing is created suddenly.”

  •  “It is not he who reviles or strikes you who insults you, but your opinion that these things are insulting.”

  •  “If thy brother wrongs thee, remember not so much his wrong-doing, but more than ever that he is thy brother.”

  •  “Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public.”

  •  “If you desire to be good, begin by believing that you are wicked.”

  •  “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.”

  •  “It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.”

  •  “If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace, then progress in virtue is progress in each of these for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us, progress is always an approach toward it.”

  •  “God has entrusted me with myself.”

  •  “There is nothing good or evil save in the will.”

  •  “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.”

  •  “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.”

  •  “Control thy passions lest they take vengence on thee.”

  •  “First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.”

  •  “We should not moor a ship with one anchor, or our life with one hope.”

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

  •  “If you wish to be a writer, write.”

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

  •  “If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.”

  •  “The world turns aside to let any man pass who knows where he is going.”

  •  “He is a drunkard who takes more than three glasses though he be not drunk.”

  •  “Freedom is the right to live as we wish.”

  •  “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.”

  •  “Do not laugh much or often or unrestrainedly.”

  •  “Whenever you are angry, be assured that it is not only a present evil, but that you have increased a habit.”

  •  “Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things, and then proceed to greater.”

  •  “If you seek truth you will not seek victory by dishonorable means, and if you find truth you will become invincible.”

  •  “You may be always victorious if you will never enter into any contest where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself.”

  •  “Unless we place our religion and our treasure in the same thing, religion will always be sacrificed.”

  •  “Whoever does not regard what he has as most ample wealth, is unhappy, though he be master of the world.”

  •  “It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.”

  •  “All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.”

  •  “Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.”

  •  “We tell lies, yet it is easy to show that lying is immoral.”

  •  “Not every difficult and dangerous thing is suitable for training, but only that which is conducive to success in achieving the object of our effort.”



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