YOU will confer the greatest benefits on your city, not by raising the roofs, but by exalting the souls of your fellow-citizens. For it is better that great souls should live in small habitations than that abject slaves should burrow in great houses.
EPICTETUS. FRAGMENTS. 76.
AN unmusical person is a child in music; an illiterate person, a child in learning; and an untaught one, a child in life.
EPICTETUS. DISCOURSES. Book iii. §19. ¶1.
AS it is better to lie straitened for room upon a little couch in health, than to toss upon a wide bed in sickness : so it is better to contract yourself within the compass of a small fortune and be happy, than to have a great one and be wretched.
EPICTETUS. FRAGMENTS. 21.
IT is not poverty that causes sorrow, but covetous desires; nor do riches deliver from fear, but reasoning. If therefore you acquire a habit of reasoning, you will neither desire riches nor complain of poverty.