Preach not to others what they should eat, but eat as becomes you, and be silent.
(Epictetus, 55 AD – 135 AD)
Roman (Greek-born) philosopher. One of the most influential teachers of Stoicism, he wrote “Discourses”. Born a slave to Nero’s administrative secretary but granted his freedom and eventually settled in Greece where he formed a major Stoic school. Epictetus’ chief concerns are with integrity, self-management and freedom of thought within the limits of what an individual can influence.