Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Epictetus on Learning



To get rid of self-conceit. For it is impossible for anyone to begin to learn that which he thinks he already knows.


In "Discourses" (108 AD.). Epictetus (AD 55–135) was a Greek sage and Stoic philosopher. He was born a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia (present day Pamukkale, Turkey), and lived in Rome until his banishment, when he went to Nicopolis in northwestern Greece for the rest of his life.



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