199 Powerful Stoic Quotes

Be Unshakeable Stoic Quotes

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“Imagine smiling after a slap in the face. Then think of doing it twenty-four hours a day.”
Markus Zusak

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“Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.”
Marcus Aurelius

Seneca Quotes

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“Until we have begun to go without them, we fail to realize how unnecessary many things are. We’ve been using them not because we needed them but because we had them.”
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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“It is the power of the mind to be unconquerable.”
Seneca

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“You should … live in such a way that there is nothing which you could not as easily tell your enemy as keep to yourself.”
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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“Nothing is burdensome if taken lightly, and nothing need arouse one’s irritation so long as one doesn’t make it bigger than it is by getting irritated.”
Lucius Annaeus Seneca



Marcus Aurelius Quotes

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“Stop wandering about! You aren’t likely to read your own notebooks, or ancient histories, or the anthologies you’ve collected to enjoy in your old age. Get busy with life’s purpose, toss aside empty hopes, get active in your own rescue-if you care for yourself at all-and do it while you can.”
Marcus Aurelius

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“Remember two things: i. that everything has always been the same, and keeps recurring, and it makes no difference whether you see the same things recur in a hundred years or two hundred, or in an infinite period; ii. that the longest-lived and those who will die soonest lose the same thing. The present is all that they can give up, since that is all you have, and what you do not have you cannot lose.”
Marcus Aurelius

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“Misfortune nobly born is good fortune.”
Marcus Aurelius

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“The things you think about determine the quality of your mind.”
Marcus Aurelius

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”When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”

― Marcus Aurelius

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“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”

― Marcus Aurelius

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”Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.”

― Marcus Aurelius

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”Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.”

― Marcus Aurelius

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”If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.”

― Marcus Aurelius


Epictetus Quotes

“Don’t seek for everything to happen as you wish it would, but rather wish that everything happens as it actually will—then your life will flow well.” – Epictetus

“Don’t explain your philosophy. Embody it.”- Epictetus

“If anyone tells you that a certain person speaks ill of you, do not make excuses about what is said of you but answer, ‘He was ignorant of my other faults, else he would have not mentioned these alone.’” – Epictetus

“How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself.” – Epictetus

“Give yourself fully to your endeavors. Decide to construct your character through excellent actions and determine to pay the price of a worthy goal. The trials you encounter will introduce you to your strengths.” – Epictetus

“If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.” – Epictetus

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