Manual for Living: How to Say It Right the First Time, Every Time Paperback – 23 June 1994 by Epictetus (Author)

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      About 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.

      Dimensions 0.69 × 12.7 cm
      Publisher ‏

      ‎ HarperOne; First Edition (23 June 1994)

      Language ‏

      ‎ English

      Paperback ‏

      ‎ 96 pages

      ISBN-10 ‏

      ‎ 0062511114

      ISBN-13 ‏

      ‎ 978-0062511119

      Item Weight ‏

      ‎ 1 kg 50 g

      Dimensions ‏

      ‎ 10.8 x 0.69 x 12.7 cm

      Country of Origin ‏

      ‎ USA

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      10 reviews for Manual for Living: How to Say It Right the First Time, Every Time Paperback – 23 June 1994 by Epictetus (Author)

      1. A Bhattacharjee

        Received in good condition and fast delivery. Thank you.

      2. vandana

        A very nice book, well written. One should surely buy it.

      3. AMMU S.

        Overpriced. Very small book. Telling the usual things… Not worth for this much money

      4. Varun Singh

        As a title say’s, it will help you to know that what truly matters in our life. The best book I’ve ever read in self help, it’s every line has a great wisdom, you can say it as ‘ small holy book ‘.

      5. Amazon Customer

        No words to describe. One who knows Epictetus will find this very useful. A summary of all his preachings. Short yet effective.

      6. Amazon Customer

        Read few philosophy books but this one is great…big ideas of life in few lines.

      7. Lester

        A bedside book to be used as refrence manual. Enjoy picking it up to give me a bit of a ‘pick up’

      8. Ram Shearon

        Book is being sold for more than MRP, MRP says 550, while its sold to me for INR 762!Its a translated version so missing classical ancient epic language.I would not recommend this book at sold price.

      9. J. P. Ledbetter

        Knowledge and truths of the ages and our country’s founding principlesOnly a three star average, what a shame. A great book for every human being to read and heed. Not enough people care about the great historical minds, beliefs and philosophies of the past upon which society has been so much benefited anymore. Perhaps that is why we, and our leaders, fail so much today.I have studied philosophies throughout my lifetime in search of basic truths and the founding philosophies of our beginning and the establishment of this great country of ours. If one can put aside partisan, political and special interest irrational distain for the truth for a moment any student of the same knows that they (our founding fathers and mothers) were well read and well schooled on the great philosophies of the past and those of their present. It is amazing the amount of accumulated knowledge one can obtain without video games, television, epodes, cell phones, radio, the internet and the distractions of a hedonistic Hollywood entertainment industry in their lives.Here in this little book are many of the founding set of principles for the American Dream. Surely it is not the single source of the wisdom of the ages or the definitive foundation that the drafters of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States used to produce this nation, but certainly one of the cornerstones in that logical process.Other reviewers incorrectly, I believe, associate it with Freudian teachings and others find it far too simple and morally founded to fit into their “far too liberal” ideologies.But one of its basic tenants that “Understanding what freedom really is and how it is achieved” is the key to all past logic. Also, that “freedom is not the right or ability to do whatever you please (a logic applied by our very first Supreme Court Justice…John Jay). But more “freedom comes from understanding the limits of our own power and the natural limits set in place by divine providence.”Sound familiar, it certainly should, it could have been take right out of the discussions during the fight for independence and the drafting of our most basic document, the Declaration of Independence.Lebell has certainly capture more of the inner man than Nicholas White’s Handbook on Epictetus and those critics who previously said Lebell did not stay true to Epictetus’ writings are way off base as he did not leave any writings and it all comes to us second hand and with that prejudices, personal baggage and misread interpretations.So as we all must decide which we will agree with I choose this wonderful “Little book of wisdom on how to live well.” The logic in this interpretation certainly flows better and is proven by those who followed Epictetus than the Nay-Sayers who criticize it and its accuracy.Good job Sharon, I may indeed carry this treasure with me as an aid and comfort

      10. M. Dahlen

        Morning inspirationThe Stoic philosophy in general makes a lot of pragmatic sense to me. This version is concise, direct, contemporary. I like to read an excerpt in the morning, to set the tone for the day.

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