"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."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Epictetus on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Epictetus on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Epictetus on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Epictetus on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Epictetus on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger."
"The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best."
"Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens."
"First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak."
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