Daily Words of Wisdom #5

Brought to you today by Epictetus.

Enchiridion, Chapter 13:

εἰ προκόψαι θέλεις, ὑπόμεινον ἕνεκα τῶν ἐκτὸς ἀνόητος δόξας καὶ ἠλίθιος, μηδὲν βούλου δοκεῖν ἐπίστασθαι: κἂν δόξῃς τις εἶναί τισιν, ἀπίστει σεαυτῷ.”

If you wish to improve, be content to seem unlearned and ignorant concerning external things, do not desire to seem to know: and if you seem to be someone to some people, distrust yourself.

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