Words from a Stoic

Epic 1

Wisdom is Revealed Through Action, Not Talk – Epictetus 

“Don’t declare yourself to be a wise person or discuss your spiritual aspirations with people who won’t appreciate them. Show your character and your commitment to personal nobility through your actions”

Epictetus taught that philosophy is a way of life and not just a theoretical discipline. Individuals are responsible for their own actions, which they can examine and control through rigorous self-discipline. Born into slavery and rising into one of the most prolific thinkers of stoicism and western philosophy.

He considered himself successful when his ideas were easily grasped and put to use in someones’s real life, where they could actually do some good elevating that person’s character.

(source The Art of Living – The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness)



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