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How to Handle Insults
Epictetus

"If someone tells you that somebody else is saying awful things about you, don't defend yourself against the accusations, but reply, `He must not know about the other faults that I have, if these are the only ones he mentioned.'" (P 529a)

"But don't worry about what anyone says about you; for this is not at all up to you." (P 531a)


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