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If you wish to live a life free from sorrow, think of what is going to happen as though it has already happened."

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Epictetus

Epictetus (Greek: Ἐπίκτητος; AD 55-AD 135) was a Greek Stoic philosopher. He was probably born a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia (present day Pamukkale, Turkey), and lived in Rome until his exile to Nicopolis in northwestern Greece, where he lived most of his life and died. His teachings were noted down and published by his pupil Arrian in his Discourses. Philosophy, he taught, is a way of life and not just a theoretical discipline. To Epictetus, all external events are determined by fate, and are thus beyond our control, but we can accept whatever happens calmly and dispassionately. Individuals, however, are responsible for their own actions which they can examine and control through rigorous self-discipline. Suffering arises from trying to control what is uncontrollable, or from neglecting what is within our power. As part of the universal city that is the universe, human beings have a duty of care to all fellow humans. The person who followed these precepts would achieve happiness.

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As practice is requisite with the ordinary movements of the body, such as walking, so it seems to be with laughing and weeping. The art of screaming, on the other hand, from being of service to infants, has become finely developed from the earliest days.

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Charles Darwin

In joy the face expands, in grief it lengthens.

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Charles Darwin

In this house of water and clay my heart is in ruins. Beloved, do not leave this house else it will crumble to the ground.

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Rumi

That hurt we embrace becomes joy. Call it into your arms where it can change.

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Rumi

In the deepest heart of all of us there is a corner in which the ulimate mystery of things works sadly...

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William James


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