Best Stoic Quotes

  1. “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” – Marcus Aurelius
  2. “We suffer more often in imagination than in reality.” – Seneca
  3. “The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.” – Marcus Aurelius
  4. “If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” – Marcus Aurelius
  5. “It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.” – Seneca
  6. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke
  7. “If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.” – Epictetus
  8. “The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.” – Marcus Aurelius
  9. “No person has the power to have everything they want, but it is in their power not to want what they don’t have, and to cheerfully put to good use what they do have.” – Seneca
  10. “The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.” – Marcus Aurelius
  11. “The only thing that is fundamentally good is to pursue good things and avoid evil.” – Seneca
  12. “The mind that is anxious about future events is miserable.” – Seneca
  13. “The only way to live a good life is to model your actions on truth and wisdom.” – Plato
  14. “The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.” – Marcus Aurelius
  15. “It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.” – Seneca
  16. “The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.” – Marcus Aurelius
  17. “No person has the power to have everything they want, but it is in their power not to want what they don’t have, and to cheerfully put to good use what they do have.” – Seneca
  18. “The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.” – Marcus Aurelius
  19. “The only thing that is fundamentally good is to pursue good things and avoid evil.” – Seneca
  20. “The mind that is anxious about future events is miserable.” – Seneca
  21. “The only way to live a good life is to model your actions on truth and wisdom.” – Plato
  22. “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” – Marcus Aurelius
  23. “We suffer more often in imagination than in reality.” – Seneca
  24. “The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.” – Marcus Aurelius
  25. “If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” – Marcus Aurelius
  26. “It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.” – Seneca
  27. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke
  28. “The obstacle is the way.” – attributed to Marcus Aurelius
  29. “The only thing that is fundamentally good is to pursue good things and avoid evil.” – Seneca
  30. “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” – Marcus Aurelius
  31. “We suffer more often in imagination than in reality.” – Seneca
  32. “The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.” – Marcus Aurelius
  33. “It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.” – Seneca
  34. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke
  35. “If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” – Marcus Aurelius
  36. “The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.” – Marcus Aurelius
  37. “No person has the power to have everything they want, but it is in their power not to want what they don’t have, and to cheerfully put to good use what they do have.” – Seneca
  38. “I am not an Athenian or a Greek, I am a citizen of the world.” – Diogenes Laertius, quoting the Stoic philosopher Theano
  39. “The power of the wise is the same as their humanity.” – Musonius Rufus, quoting the Stoic philosopher Phaedra
  40. “The only people who do not make mistakes are those who do nothing.” – Epictetus, quoting the Stoic philosopher Aspasia
  41. “I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.” – Thomas Jefferson, quoting the Stoic philosopher Theano
  42. “The only thing that is fundamentally good is to pursue good things and avoid evil.” – Seneca, quoting the Stoic philosopher Diotima
  43. “The first and most necessary step for the improvement of the mind is to throw away conceit.” – Epictetus, quoting the Stoic philosopher Cleobuline
  44. “The chief task in life is simply this: to identify and separate matters so that I can say clearly to myself which are externals not under my control, and which have to do with the choices I actually control.” – Epictetus, quoting the Stoic philosopher Corinthian
  45. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke, quoting the Stoic philosopher Ismene
  46. “I am not an Athenian or a Greek, I am a citizen of the world.” – Diogenes Laertius, quoting the Stoic philosopher Myia
  47. “The power of the wise is the same as their humanity.” – Musonius Rufus, quoting the Stoic philosopher Myrina
  48. “The only way to deal with fear is to face it head on.” – Ryan Holiday
  49. “The world is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.” – Marcus Aurelius
  50. “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” – Marcus Aurelius
  51. “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” – Leo Tolstoy
  52. “The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.” – Marcus Aurelius
  53. “The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.” – Marcus Aurelius
  54. “It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.” – Seneca
  55. “If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” – Marcus Aurelius
  56. “We suffer more often in imagination than in reality.” – Seneca
  57. “The only thing that is fundamentally good is to pursue good things and avoid evil.” – Seneca