It begins, of course, with arguably the most cited Stoic saying in history:
“There are things which are within our power, and there are things which are beyond our power. Within our power are opinion, aim, desire, aversion, and, in one word, whatever affairs are our own. Beyond our power are body, property, reputation, office, and, in one word, whatever are not properly our own affairs.” Read More
This handbook includes a selection of Stoic terms and definitions listed in both English and ancient Greek. Read More
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This guest post by Massimo Pigliucci is a brief introduction to Stoicism, both as an ancient Greco-Roman philosophy, and as modern practice. Read More
After working your way through both the classic and modern works on Stoicism, it's easy to forget some of your favourite extracts.
Or, if you aren't yet familiar with the Stoic philosophers, or one particular philosopher, you might be looking for a quick way to gain an insight into the way they thought.
Either way, by reading some of the following Stoicism quotes you can take a moment out of your day to reflect on your own tranquility and happiness. Read More
Stoicism, a Greco-Roman philosophy founded by Zeno in the 3rd century BCE, is a school of practical philosophy. It is named after the Stoa Poikele — meaning “painted porch” — where Zeno taught in Athens. Stoicism was created as a framework for everyday life. It is a philosophy that we can use to increase our happiness, productivity, patience, and love for humankind. Read More
Whether you are discovering Stoicism for the first time, are a long time student looking to delve deeper into the philosophy, you can't go wrong with picking up these 9 modern Stoic favorites. Read More
Decisions, decisions, decisions. Seen one way, our life is an almost uninterrupted sequence of decisions, many automatic and subconscious, some about which we deliberate consciously — and in some cases actually agonize over. Read More