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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...

50+ Wise and Inspirational Quotes by J. R. R. Tolkien

John Ronald Reul Tolkien (1892–1973) was an English writer, poet and professor. He is best known for his highly successful fantasy books, most notably "The Lord of the Rings". Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein, an area that is now part of South Africa, in 1892. His...

Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them?

Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety. Even the wise cannot see all ends.- J. R. R. TolkienContextThe quote is from J. R. R....

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?...

Full of wiles, full of guile, at all times, in all ways, Are the children of Men.

Full of wiles, full of guile, at all times, in all ways, Are the children of Men.- AristophanesContextThe quote is from the play "The Birds" written by Aristophanes, which was first performed in 414 BCE. MeaningIt seems people have been foolish and deceitful for a...

Saadi Shirazi: 20 Beautiful Quotes by the Persian Poet

Saadi Shirazi was a highly influential Persian poet and writer who lived in the 13th century. He is best known today for his works 'Gulistan', 'Bustan' and for his extensive love poetry (ghazals). Together with Rumi and Hafez, he is considered one of the three...

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari (Quotes & Excerpts)

What is it to be human and how long have we been this way? What is history and does it have a trajectory towards something larger than we can imagine? Were we better off before compared to the technological age of today? Did hunter and gatherer societies live more...

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...
Stoic Quotes on Happiness

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

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

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...

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