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March 2, 2017 / compassioninpolitics

Best Quotes from Stoic Philosophers

Ethical Quotes by Stoic Philosophers:

“Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.”

― Seneca

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

― Seneca

“It is not the man who has too little that is poor, but the one who hankers after more.”

– Seneca

“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

“For what prevents us from saying that the happy life is to have a mind that is free, lofty, fearless and steadfast – a mind that is placed beyond the reach of fear, beyond the reach of desire, that counts virtue the only good, baseness the only evil, and all else but a worthless mass of things, which come and go without increasing or diminishing the highest good, and neither subtract any part from the happy life nor add any part to it?
A man thus grounded must, whether he wills or not, necessarily be attended by constant cheerfulness and a joy that is deep and issues from deep within, since he finds delight in his own resources, and desires no joys greater than his inner joys.”

– Seneca

Practical/Perceptions Quotes By Stoic Philosophers:

“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.”

– Epictetus

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

– Seneca

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