QUOTE (Epictetus)

January 29, 2016

Epicteti_Enchiridion_Latinis_versibus_adumbratum_(Oxford_1715)_frontispiece“If anyone tells you that a certain person speaks ill of you, do not make excuses about what is said of you but answer, “He was ignorant of my other faults, else he would not have mentioned these alone.”

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. ”

“He who laughs at himself never runs out of things to laugh at.”

In honor of Epictetus, a Greek speaking Stoic philosopher, who died in 135.


Episode 12 – The Hellenistic Age Pt. 3 – Hallmarks of Stoic Ethics


  1. Reblogged this on quirkywritingcorner.

  2. Reblogged this on sherryleveck2 and commented:
    This is one of the best quotes I have ever heard. I had forgotten this wonder from my college days. In fact, I may have learned it in a high school history class, but over the years, I have forgotten it.

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  4. Ha! That first one made me laugh, and I needed that. Thank you! 🙂

  5. Very well said, too right!

  6. My sponsor, when I complained about my wife one day, responded with, “Jim, if not for your wife’s faults she’d have picked a better man.” He only ever had to say it once.

    • OUCH! That is a great line; might hit a little too close to home for me.

      • Well, it depends on how you look at it though… Now, whenever I want to complain about my wife’s faults, I think about that line and I change my attitude. The way I look at it, it’s a great way to remain properly humble.

  7. Great quotations!

  8. I love them all, esp #3. Thanks!

  9. Very well said!

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