Epictetus was born in 50 AD as a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia (present day Pamukkale, Turkey). He was a Greek Stoic philosopher, who was influenced by Socrates, Diogenes, Zeno of Citium, Chrysippus, Hippocrates, Gaius Musonius Rufus and Cleanthes.
When Epictetus was banished from Rome, he moved to Nicopolis in Epirus, Greece, where he spent the rest of his life and founded a philosophical school. He is remembered for the religious tone of his teachings. He died 135 AD, in Nicopolis, Greece.
Below, you will find a collection of famous Epictetus quotes about God, life, death, love, happiness and stoicism.