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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Epictetus. (A.D. c. 50–c. 138) (continued)
 
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    Every art and every faculty contemplates certain things as its principal objects.
          Discourses. Chap. xx.
8947
    Why, then, do you walk as if you had swallowed a ramrod?
          Discourses. Chap. xxi.
8948
    When one maintains his proper attitude in life, he does not long after externals. What would you have, O man?
          Discourses. Chap. xxi.
8949
    Difficulties are things that show what men are.
          Discourses. Chap. xxiv.
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    If we are not stupid or insincere when we say that the good or ill of man lies within his own will, and that all beside is nothing to us, why are we still troubled?
          Discourses. Chap. xxv.
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    In theory there is nothing to hinder our following what we are taught; but in life there are many things to draw us aside.
          Discourses. Chap. xxvi.
8952
    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.
          Discourses. Chap. xxvii.
8953
    The appearance of things to the mind is the standard of every action to man.
          That we ought not to be angry with Mankind. Chap. xxviii.
8954
    The essence of good and evil is a certain disposition of the will.
          Of Courage. Chap. xxix.
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    It is not reasonings that are wanted now; for there are books stuffed full of stoical reasonings.
          Of Courage. Chap. xxix.
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    For what constitutes a child?—Ignorance. What constitutes a child?—Want of instruction; for they are our equals so far as their degree of knowledge permits.
          That Courage is not inconsistent with Caution. Book ii. Chap. i.
 

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