Epictetus was a Greek Stoic philosopher. He was born a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia and lived in Rome until his banishment, when he went to Nicopolis in northwestern Greece for the rest of his life. Wikipedia
Born: 50 AD, Hierapolis, Turkey
Died: 135 AD, Nicopolis, Greece
Influenced: Marcus Aurelius, Arrian, Albert Ellis, James Stockdale, Junius Rusticus, Han Ryner
Influenced by: Socrates, Diogenes, Zeno of Citium, Chrysippus, Gaius Musonius Rufus, Hippocrates
It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.
First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.