Epictetus

Man But a Speck, ’til He Connects With God Through Reason

... the greatness of Reason is not measured by length or height, but by the resolves of the mind. Epictetus

No Easy Thing

You must know it is no easy thing for a principle to become a man’s own, unless each day he maintain it and hear it maintained, as well as work it out in life

The Harmony of the Whole

He has disposed that there should be summer and winter...plenty and dearth...and vice and virtue and all such opposites, for the harmony of the whole. Epictetus

Are We Mindful of Petrification of Our Soul?

Petrifaction is of two sorts. There is petrifaction of the understanding; and also of the sense of shame. Epictetus

Stay at Your Post!

When He gives the signal, and releases you from this service, then depart to Him. But for the present endure in the place wherein He hath assigned you your post

A Kinship That Ought to Free Ourselves From Worldly Fears

Epictetus wonders why men who know they are the sons of God should fear men, their tortures, and even death, a death which would literally free us. Epictetus

Life’s Lessons Can Be Learned Anywhere

When there is no need even to take a journey, but you are on the spot, with the works before you, have you no care to contemplate and study these? Epictetus

Man Made for Contemplation and Action

Wherefore it is a shame for man to begin and to leave off where the brutes do... Epictetus