"Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Epictetus on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Epictetus on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Epictetus on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Epictetus on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Epictetus on Dalai Lama
"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."
"First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak."
"It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death."