MAN is made for fidelity, and whoever subverts this subverts the peculiar property of man.
EPICTETUS. DISCOURSES. Book ii. §4. ¶1
IT is good to know your own qualifications and powers; that, where you are not qualified, you may be quiet, and not angry that others have the advantage of you in such things.
EPICTETUS. DISCOURSES. Book ii. §6. ¶1
WHAT is the first business of one who studies philosophy? To part with self-conceit. For it is impossible for anyone to begin to learn what he hath a conceit that he already knows.
EPICTETUS. DISCOURSES. Book ii. §17. ¶1
THERE is nothing more shameful than perfidious friendship. Above all things, that must be avoided. However, true goodness, simplicity, and kindness cannot so be hidden, but that as we have already said in the very eyes and countenance they will show themselves.
MARCUS AURELIUS. MEDITATIONS. Book xi. 7.