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Do you then ponder how the supreme of human evils, the surest mark of the base and cowardly, is not death, but the fear of death? I urge you to discipline yourself against such fear, direct all your thinking, exercises, and reading this way- and you will know the only path to human freedom.
— Epictetus, Discourses, 3.26.38-39 —
When it comes to money, where we feel our clear interest, we have an entire art where the tester uses many means to discover the worth... just as we give great attention to judging things that might steer us badly. but when it comes to our own ruling principle, we yawn and doze off, accepting any appearance that flashes by without counting to cost.
—Epictetus, Discourses, 1.20.8:11(resource) The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom
When I see talent, I want them to be all they can be. I really want to help — and by doing so, I am helped as well. Whenever I mentor, I notice I'm learning something myself.
—Garry Shandling(resource) Eric Barker, Barking Up the Wrong Tree