The Enchiridion: XXVI-LI

by Epictetus translated by Thomas W. Higginson XXVI The will of nature may be learned from things upon which we are all agreed. As when our neighbor’s boy has broken a cup, or the like, we are ready at once to say, “These are casualties that will happen”; be assured, then, that when your own […]

The Enchiridion: I-XXV

by Epictetus translated by Thomas W. Higginson I There are things which are within our power, and there are things which are beyond our power. Within our power are opinion, aim, desire, aversion, and, in one word, whatever affairs are our own. Beyond our power are body, property, reputation, office, and, in one word, whatever […]

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