Simon Says: Daily Food Quote, September 30, 2011

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by Simón de Swaan

Remember that you ought to behave in life as you would at a banquet. As something is being passed around, it comes to you; stretch out your hand, take a portion of it politely. It passes on; do not detain it. Or it has not come to you yet; do not project your desire to meet it, but wait until it comes in front of you.–Epictetus, c. 135

Epictetus was a Greek sage and Stoic philosopher. The major compilation of Epictetus’ teachings are the four-volume work standardly referred to in English as the Discourses.

Chapter 1, page 1, of the Enchiridion of Epict...









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