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Manual for Living

Manual for Living

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by Epictetus
     
 

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The essence of perennial Stoic wisdom in aphorisms of stunning insight and simplicity. The West's first and best little instruction book offers thoroughly contemporary and pragmatic reflections on how best to live with serenity and joy.

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The essence of perennial Stoic wisdom in aphorisms of stunning insight and simplicity. The West's first and best little instruction book offers thoroughly contemporary and pragmatic reflections on how best to live with serenity and joy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062511119
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/28/1994
Series:
Little Book of Wisdom Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
208,946
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.26(d)

Meet the Author

Epictetus (circa 55-135 ce) taught in Rome until the year 94 ce, when Emperor Domitian banished philosophers from the city. In exile, he established a school of philosophy where his distinguished students included Marcus Aurelius, author of Meditations. Some 1,863 years after Epictetus's death, Tom Wolfe revived his philosophy in the bestselling novel A Man in Full.

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Manual for Living 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an enjoyable book of wisdom with many thoughtful passages. Keeps the mind working and wanting to refine itself as one reads. The only down side however, is that it is questionable just how much of this book is Epictetus and how much is Ms. Lebell. I also recommend another wonderful book of wisdom titled 'Open Your Mind, Open Your Life' by Taro Gold. Sure to inspire.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago