"No greater thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen."
"Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present."Epictetus on Roger Babson
"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."Epictetus on Abraham Lincoln
"Lost time is never found again."Epictetus on Benjamin Franklin
"Patience and time do more than strength or passion."Epictetus on Jean de La Fontaine
"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."Epictetus on C. S. Lewis
"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."