Thursday, October 8, 2020

20 Stoicism Quotes that will Unleash Ancient Wisdom

 Soon you will have forgotten all things: soon all things will have forgotton you. -  Marcus Aurelius

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

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

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


What really frightens and dismays us is not external events themselves, but the way in which we think about them. It is not things that disturb us, but our interpretation of their significance.”


If what you have seems insufficient to you, then though you possess the world, you will yet be miserable.”

It is more necessary for the soul to be cured than the body; for it is better to die than to live badly.”


The universe is change, and life mere opinion.”


Unless you learn your lesson, it will keep hurting. Not only it will never stop, it will also keep increasing the amount, so you won’t get used to it.”
Cave Man


No man is good by chance. Virtue is something which must be learned.”


You are indeed a man of sorrows and have suffered much...pray be seated now, here on this chair, and let us leave our sorrows, bitter though they are, locked up in our own hearts, for weeping is cold comfort and does little good.”


I begin to speak only when I’m certain what I’ll say isn’t better left unsaid.” – Cato

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor Frankl

Speak ill of yourself when by yourself; then you will become accustomed both to speak and to hear the truth.

- Seneca

Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life. Seneca


Stop drifting… Sprint to the finish. Write off your hopes, and if your well- being matters to you, be your own savior while you can. Marcus Aurelius


Better to trip with the feet than with the tongue.Zeno


If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favourable.-Seneca


Ask yourself at every moment, ‘’Is this necessary”? Marcus Aurelius


You will earn the respect of all men if you begin by earning the respect of yourself.

Musonius Rufus

 It is not the things that upset us, but our judgements about those things. Epictetus