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.
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, Zeno of Citium, Diogenes, Chrysippus, Gaius Musonius Rufus, Hippocrates
We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.
It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
No man is free who is not master of himself.