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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8944
AUTHOR:Epictetus (A.D. c. 50–c. 138)
QUOTATION:If what the philosophers say be true,—that all men’s actions proceed from one source; that as they assent from a persuasion that a thing is so, and dissent from a persuasion that it is not, and suspend their judgment from a persuasion that it is uncertain,—so likewise they seek a thing from a persuasion that it is for their advantage.
ATTRIBUTION:Discourses. Chap. xviii.
 

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