True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.

— Seneca the Younger (via itsquoted)

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

— Seneca the Younger (via itsquoted)


"I gave it back," a Guest Post from Epictetus

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If you hear that someone is speaking ill of you, instead of trying to defend yourself you should say: “He obviously does not know me very well, since there are so many other faults he could have mentioned.”

— Epictetus (via alekselliotwrites)

It’s so simple really: If you say you’re going to do something, do it. If you start something, finish it.

Epictetus (via alllways)

Everything that you throw at me I will transform into a blessing, a boon- something dignified, even enviable.

— Epictetus (via thusspokemauro)

Take great care with what you have while the world lets you have it.

— Epictetus (via heyyyhappy)

If you want to live a wise life, live it on your own terms and in your own eyes.

— The Art of Living by Epictetus (trans. Sharon Lebell)

(Source: ludimagister)

It takes more than just a good looking body. You’ve got to have the heart and soul to go with it.

— Epictetus (via ifnotyouwhoelse)

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.

— Epictetus (via moralanarchism)

Göttingen,Germany. but I am Indonesian.