January 17 - Equanimity

The child who tries to take too many nuts and figs out of a jar with a narrow mouth, so that his hand is caught, must drop some to get out the rest. Have but few wants, and they will be supplied.

Epictetus' Discourses book iii, chap, ix, sec. 22

If you see anybody wail and complain, call him a slave, though he be clad in purple.

Epictetus' Discourses, book iv, chap, i, sec. 57

Freedom is not gained by satisfying, but by restraining, our desires.

Epictetus' Discourses, 3 book iv, chap, i, sec. 175

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