Epictetus quote about trust from Enchiridion - even if you appear to be somebody important to others, distrust yourself.
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even if you appear to be somebody important to others, distrust yourself.
 Epictetus, Enchiridion (125). copy citation

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Author Epictetus
Source Enchiridion
Topic trust image
Date 125
Language English
Reference
Note Translated by Elizabeth Carter
Weblink http://classics.mit.edu/Epictetus/epicench.html

Context

“But he is by no means of such importance that it should be in his power to give you any disturbance.
13. If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid with regard to external things. Don't wish to be thought to know anything; and even if you appear to be somebody important to others, distrust yourself. For, it is difficult to both keep your faculty of choice in a state conformable to nature, and at the same time acquire external things. But while you are careful about the one, you must of necessity neglect the other.” source

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