“If you hear that someone is speaking ill of you, instead of trying to defend yourself you should say: “He obviously does not know me very well, since there are so many other faults he could have mentioned”” – Epictetus

“What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are” – Epictetus

“If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself; if it be a lie, laugh at it.” – Epictetus