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10 Stoic Quotes on Love and Affection

The stoics are best known for their discipline, wisdom and dedication to virtue. We rarely hear about their thoughts around the topic of love and affection. With that in mind, here are a collection of 10 notable quotes on love, friendship and affection by the greatest...

40 Insightful Quotes by the Stoic Philosophers

The stoic philosophers of the ancient world were wise individuals that's for sure. The main goal of their philosophy was mostly directed towards the cultivation of virtue and the conscious detachment from no-good passions, which all mortal men were inclined with. The...

14 Powerful Stoic Quotes on Pain and Pleasure

There is something meaningful to be said about pain, pleasure and how we as humans relate to these two phenomena. Intrinsically it seems that all animals, us included, strive towards maximizing pleasure while trying to minimize pain. But what are these two things?...

Stoic Quotes on Happiness

Is happiness the goal of all life? Are all organisms and life-forms essentially trying to become "happy" or fulfilled in their own unique way? Or is happiness merely a construct of the human imagination, a concept and story that we tell ourselves to comfort ourselves...

Stoic Quotes on Time and Change

Everything is subject to change, whether we like it or not. Contemplating on the constancy of change, whether from a philosophical perspective or a spiritual, can be a great way of cutting away redundant elements present in your life. Whether in the form of bad habits...

30+ Stoic Quotes on How to Live and on Death

Life doesn't have to be all that complicated.. It doesn't have to be coloured by chronic fear and insecurity about certain aspects of existing. The main wisdom I draw from the stoic philosophers of old is that we can train ourselves to bear the difficulties and...

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.- SenecaContextThe quote is from Letter II of Seneca's seminal work "Letters from a Stoic".MeaningIf you always want more, you will always found yourself in a psychological state of lack,...

Seneca: 60 Insightful Quotes by the Stoic Philosopher

Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BCE - 65 ACE), also known as Seneca the Younger, was a Roman statesman, dramatist and Stoic philosopher. He was chiefly known as a philosopher who taught the Stoic art of self-restraint, mainly in order to help man better navigate and cope...

Xenophon: 28 Powerful Quotes by the Greek General and Philosopher

Xenophon (430 BCE - 354 BCE) was an ancient Greek historian and soldier. He is known for his various historical writings, most notably "Anabasis" (Ἀνάβασιςs), which was an autobiographical work which describes Xenophon's experiences as one of the Ten Thousand, a group...

Epicurus: 35 Powerful Quotes by the Greek Philosopher

Epicurus (341-270 BCE) was an ancient Greek philosopher and sage who founded the influential Epicurean school of philosophy. A philosophy whose main goal was the attainment of happiness and tranquility of mind, mainly through the absence of pain and fear, through the...
Seneca: 60 Insightful Quotes by the Stoic Philosopher

Seneca: 60 Insightful Quotes by the Stoic Philosopher

Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BCE - 65 ACE), also known as Seneca the Younger, was a Roman statesman, dramatist and Stoic philosopher. He was chiefly known as a philosopher who taught the Stoic art of self-restraint, mainly in order to help man better navigate and cope...

Xenophon: 28 Powerful Quotes by the Greek General and Philosopher

Xenophon: 28 Powerful Quotes by the Greek General and Philosopher

Xenophon (430 BCE - 354 BCE) was an ancient Greek historian and soldier. He is known for his various historical writings, most notably "Anabasis" (Ἀνάβασιςs), which was an autobiographical work which describes Xenophon's experiences as one of the Ten Thousand, a group...

Epicurus: 35 Powerful Quotes by the Greek Philosopher

Epicurus: 35 Powerful Quotes by the Greek Philosopher

Epicurus (341-270 BCE) was an ancient Greek philosopher and sage who founded the influential Epicurean school of philosophy. A philosophy whose main goal was the attainment of happiness and tranquility of mind, mainly through the absence of pain and fear, through the...

Was Epicurus an Atheist?

Was Epicurus an Atheist?

Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God? Epicurus (according to Lactantius)...

Zeno of Citium: 12 Wise Quotes by the First Stoic Philosopher

Zeno of Citium: 12 Wise Quotes by the First Stoic Philosopher

Zeno of Citium, born in 334 BCE, was the founder of the Stoic school of philosophy. Originally a Phoenician (Cyprus) merchant, he lived most of his life in mainland Greece after being shipwrecked off the coast of Attica. Most of the details concerning the life story...

Plato: 50+ Powerful Quotes from the Dialogues

Plato: 50+ Powerful Quotes from the Dialogues

With Plato, philosophy as we know it, took shape. Born in Athens somewhere around 428 BCE into an aristocratic family, Plato is probably the single most influential person in Western philosophy. Unlike most philosophers of ancient Greece, all of Plato's writings are...

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