25 Powerful Stoic Wisdom from the Stoic Philosophers

simple and straight to your face

Neil Shah
2 min readJan 15, 2024

Stoicism, an ancient philosophy that originated in ancient Greece, has had a profound impact on the way individuals approach life.

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Developed by philosophers such as Zeno of Citium, Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius, Stoicism teaches the importance of virtue, resilience, and wisdom in navigating the challenges of life.

Here are 50 short yet impactful Stoic quotes that encapsulate the essence of Stoicism and offer timeless wisdom.

  1. “We have two ears and one mouth, so we should listen more than we say.”
  2. “It’s time you realized that you have something in you more powerful and miraculous than the things that affect you and make you dance like a puppet.”
  3. “You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think.”
  4. “Man conquers the world by conquering himself.”
  5. “A bad feeling is a commotion of the mind repugnant to reason, and against nature.”



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