Stoic Quotes — Weekly Updates

“Awaken; return to yourself. Now, no longer asleep, knowing they were only dreams, clear-headed again, treat everything around you as a dream.” — Marcus Aurelius

“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

“Don’t explain your philosophy. Embody it.” — Epictetus

“If a man knows not which port he sails, no wind is favorable.” — Seneca

“Live each day as though it were your last, without turmoil, without listlessness and without pretense.” — Marcus Aurelius

“If it is not right, do not do it, if it is not true, do not say it.” — Marcus Aurelius

“Life is very short and anxious for those who forget the past, neglect the present, and fear the future.” — Seneca

“You have power over your mind not outside events, realise this and you will find strength.” — Seneca

“We suffer more in imagination than in reality.” — Seneca

“You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think.” — Marcus Aurelius

“External things are not the problem. It’s your assessment of them. Which you can erase right now.” — Marcus Aurelius

“Character is fate.” — Heraclitus

“What progress have I made? I have begun to be a friend to myself.” — Seneca

“They lose the day in expectation of the night, and the night in fear of the dawn.” — Seneca

“The soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts.” — Marcus Aurelius

“It’s not things that upset us, it’s our judgement about things.” — Epictetus

“Trust that all is for the best. For we carry our fate with us — and it carries us.” — Marcus Aurelius

“Remind yourself what you’ve been through and what you’ve had the strength to endure.” — Marcus Aurelius

“As each day arises, welcome it as the very best day of all, and make it your own possession. We must seize what flees.” — Seneca

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” — Aristotle

“Remember that all is opinion.” — Seneca

“The present is all we have to live in. Or to lose.” — Marcus Aurelius

“Nothing important comes into being overnight; even grapes or figs need time to ripen.” — Epictetus

“A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.” — Seneca

“Man conquers the world by conquering himself.” — Zeno

“The true man is revealed in difficult times.” — Epictetus

“You are hurt the moment you believe yourself to be.” — Epictetus

“Today I escaped anxiety. Or no, I discarded it, because it was within me, in my own perceptions, not outside.” — Marcus Aurelius

“You always own the option of having no opinion.” — Marcus Aurelius

“If your choices are beautiful, so too will you be.” — Epictetus

“Well-being is realised by small steps, but is truly no small thing.” — Zeno

“An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes.” — Cato

“What I advise you to do is not to be unhappy before the crisis comes.” — Seneca

“Devote the rest of your life to making progress.” — Epictetus

“While we are postponing, life speeds by.” — Seneca

“The best revenge is not to be like your enemy.” — Marcus Aurelius

“It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.” — Marcus Aurelius

“The day a man becomes superior to pleasure, he will also be superior to pain.” — Seneca