DELIBERATE much before you say and do anything; for, it will not be in your power to recall what is said or done.
EPICTETUS. FRAGMENTS. 96.
REMEMBER, that to change thy mind upon occasion, and to follow him that is able to rectify thee, is equally ingenuous, as to find out at the first, what is right and just, without help. For of thee nothing is required, that is beyond the extent of thine own deliberation and judgment, and of thine own understanding.
MARCUS AURELIUS. MEDITATIONS. Book viii. 14.
SOLON, when he was silent at an entertainment, being asked by Periander whether he was silent for want of words, or from folly: "No fool," answered he, "can be silent at a feast."
EPICTETUS. FRAGMENTS. 71.