Happiness and freedom begin with a clear understanding of one principle: Some things are within our control, and some things are not.
First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
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Epictetus was born in Hierapolis, Phrygia. He was a Greek speaking Stoic philosopher. His teachings were written down and published by his pupil Arrian in his Discourses. He taught that philosophy is a way of life and not just a theoretical discipline.
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