25 Powerful Stoic Wisdom from the Stoic Philosophers

simple and straight to your face

Neil Shah

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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.”
  6. “If you lay violent hands on me, you’ll have my body, but my mind will remain with Stilpo.”
  7. “The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.”
  8. “Life is very short and anxious for those who forget the past, neglect the present, and fear the future.”
  9. While we wait for life, life passes.
  10. Only time can heal what reason cannot.
  11. “It is only by participation in a rational, practice-based community that one becomes rational.”
  12. “You can’t change the heart without telling a story.”
  13. No great thing is created suddenly.
  14. First, learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
  15. Since every man dies, it is better to die with distinction than to live long.
  16. The mob is the

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Neil Shah

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