"Nothing great 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."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Epictetus on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Epictetus on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Epictetus on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Epictetus on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Epictetus on Winston Churchill
"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."