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  1. Oct 2019
    1. But if you suppose that only to be your own which is your own, and what belongs to others such as it really is, then no one will ever compel you or restrain you. Further, you will find fault with no one or accuse no one. You will do nothing against your will. No one will hurt you, you will have no enemies, and you will not be harmed.
    1. Epictetus wrote nothing; and all that we have under his name was written by an affectionate pupil, Arrian, afterwards the historian of Alexander the Great, who, as he tells us, took down in writing the philosopher’s discourses

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    1. When your idea matches your confidence level, good things happen.

      Bringing greater visions down to practical achievable goals is necessary, if not very exhilarating.

    2. The problem with thinking big is that it produces a laundry list of actions that are too heroic for you to actually take on.

      This can be a driving force, to be fair.

    3. But an idea, unfortunately, is worth nothing. Less, even, than the paper it’s written on (idea guys love restaurant napkins).

      It depends on the man with the idea, I think, and his influence over peers and colleagues.