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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8952
AUTHOR:Epictetus (A.D. c. 50–c. 138)
QUOTATION:Appearances to the mind are of four kinds. Things either are what they appear to be; or they neither are, nor appear to be; or they are, and do not appear to be; or they are not, and yet appear to be. Rightly to aim in all these cases is the wise man’s task.
ATTRIBUTION:Discourses. Chap. xxvii.
 

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