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107.015 Philosophy - Stoicism - Examine yourself whether you wish to be rich or to be happy

Examine yourself whether you wish to be rich or to be happy.

If you wish to be rich, you should know that it is neither a good thing nor at all in your power: but if you wish to be happy, you should know that it is both a good thing and in your power, for the one is a temporary loan of fortune, and happiness comes from the will.

Epictetus, Enchiridion, Fragments, XIX


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  • Epictetus
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  • philosophy
  • stoicism