Friday, 17 February 2017
Epictetus - 23
From: The Golden Sayings of Epictetus (translated by Hastings Crossley) - from Project Gutenberg.
Take what relates to the body as far as the bare use warrants—as meat, drink, raiment, house and servants. But all that makes for show and luxury reject.
If you are told that such an one speaks ill of you, make no defence against what was said, but answer, He surely knew not my other faults, else he would not have mentioned these only!