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A Selection From The Discourses Of Epictetus With The Encheiridion

Auhtor: Epictetus

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Review by M. Erb, March 2007


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Excerpts from the Book 'A Selection From The Discourses Of Epictetus With The Encheiridion':

... to be destroyed? By no means say so, but speak rather in this way: This man who has been mistaken and deceived about the most important things, ...
... lose that which is your own. Having such promptings and commands from Zeus, what kind do you still ask from me? Am I more powerful than he, am I more ...
... trouble have I, what master have I still? What then, ought we to publish these things to all men? No, but we ought to accommodate ourselves ...
... it to be clean but if you take it as a foot and as a thing not detached (independent), it will befit it both to step into the mud and tread on thorns, ...
... these doctrines and those of men who have different opinions? Sit down now and explain according to the rules of art the opinions of Epicurus, ...
... has no such skill. Should I try to please you? Why? I suppose, you know the measure by which one man is estimated by another. Have you taken pains ...
... beautiful rock? A Selection from the Discourses of Epictetus With the Encheiridion * * * * * HOW WE MUST ADAPT PRECONCEPTIONS ...
... a man who knows nothing ought to have, that I know nothing? Do I go to my teacher as men go to oracles, prepared to obey? or do I like a snivelling ...
... the appearances of things and since it is necessary also for the teaching (delivery) of theorems to be effected by a certain mode of expression and ...
... expect, when you are laboring at one thing to make progress in another. But see if any man among us when he is intent upon this, the keeping himself ...
... (officer) of Caesar. These things are not consistent. You must be one man either good or bad you must either labor at your own ruling faculty or at ...
... yourselves in them. But you do not so you go hence to a spectacle, to a show of gladiators, to a place of exercise ([Greek: chuston]), to a circus ...
... do not make a proud display of it, nor boast of it but show it by your acts and if no man perceives it, be satisfied that you are yourself in a healthy ...
... if the first do not retire, what remains? Why are you insatiable? Why are you not content? why do you contract the world? Yes, but I would have my ...
... He wished therefore for nothing else than that which was his own. And what is this? Not that this or that man may act according to nature, for that ...
... remind him of this: Why are you anxious? The thing is in your own power, be assured do not be precipitate in assenting before you apply the natural ...
... Consequently the impurity of the soul is the soul's bad opinions and the purification of the soul is the planting in it of proper opinions and ...
... him as another does? You will be unjust then and insatiable, if you do not part with the price, in return for which those things are sold, and if ...
... which ought to be observed. XXXVII. If you have assumed a character above your strength, you have both acted in this manner in an unbecoming ...
... from himself, and he transfers aversion ([Greek: echchlisin]) to those things only of the things within our power which are contrary to nature he employs ...