Every habit and capability is confirmed and grows in its corresponding actions, walking by walking and running by running... therefore, if you want to do something make a habit of it, if you don't want to do that, don't, but make a habit of something else instead. The same principle is at work in our state of mind. When you get angry, you've not only experienced that evil, but you've also reinforced a bad habit, adding fuel to the fire.

 

—Epictetus, Discourses, 2.18.1-5 (resource) Ryan Holiday, The Daily Stoic

 

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The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom Perseverance and Art of Living

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