Now, we'll look at the four Roman Stoics whose writings and teachings survived
for nearly two millennia and now build the foundation of Stoicism: Seneca,
Musonius Rufus, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius. It's said that over a thousand
Author: Jonas Salzgeber
Publisher: Jonas Salzgeber
“How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself?” – Epictetus, Stoic philosopher Where can you find joy? Gain strength? How should we face our fears? Deal with the death of a loved one? And what about those reoccurring depressing thoughts? While traditional schooling doesn’t address such questions, it’s exactly what ancient schools of philosophy were all about: They taught you how to live. Even though these schools don’t exist anymore, you and I and most people are in as much need of a philosophy that guides us through life as we ever were. This compelling, highly actionable guide shows you how to deal more effectively with whatever life throws at you and live up to your best self. A mix of timeless wisdom and empowering advice, The Little Book of Stoicism will point the way to anyone seeking a calm and wise life in a chaotic world.
Among the Greeks and Romans of the classical age philosophy occupied the place taken by religion among ourselves.
Author: St. George William Joseph Stock
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Among the Greeks and Romans of the classical age philosophy occupied the place taken by religion among ourselves. Their appeal was to reason not to revelation. To what, asks Cicero in his Offices, are we to look for training in virtue, if not to philosophy? Now, if truth is believed to rest upon authority it is natural that it should be impressed upon the mind from the earliest age, since the essential thing is that it should be believed, but a truth which makes its appeal to reason must be content to wait till reason is developed. We are born into the Eastern, Western or Anglican communion or some other denomination, but it was of his own free choice that the serious minded young Greek or Roman embraced the tenets of one of the great sects which divided the world of philosophy. The motive which led him to do so in the first instance may have been merely the influence of a friend or a discourse from some eloquent speaker, but the choice once made was his own choice, and he adhered to it as such. Conversions from one sect to another were of quite rare occurrence. A certain Dionysius of Heraclea, who went over from the Stoics to the Cyrenaics, was ever afterward known as “the deserter.” It was as difficult to be independent in philosophy as it is with us to be independent in politics. When a young man joined a school, he committed himself to all its opinions, not only as to the end of life, which was the main point of division, but as to all questions on all subjects. The Stoic did not differ merely in his ethics from the Epicurean; he differed also in his theology and his physics and his metaphysics. Aristotle, as Shakespeare knew, thought young men “unfit to hear moral philosophy”. And yet it was a question—or rather the question—of moral philosophy, the answer to which decided the young man’s opinions on all other points.
Author: St. George Stock
Publisher: ICON Group International
Websters paperbacks take advantage of the fact that classics are frequently assigned readings in English courses. By using a running English-to-French thesaurus at the bottom of each page, this edition of A Little Book of Stoicism by St George Stock was edited for three audiences. The first includes French-speaking students enrolled in an English Language Program (ELP), an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) program, an English as a Second Language Program (ESL), or in a TOEFL or TOEIC preparation program. The second audience includes English-speaking students enrolled in bilingual education programs or French speakers enrolled in English-speaking schools. The third audience consists of students who are actively building their vocabularies in French in order to take foreign service, translation certification, Advanced Placement (AP) or similar examinations. By using the Webster's French Thesaurus Edition when assigned for an English course, the reader can enrich their vocabulary in anticipation of an examination in French or English.TOEFL, TOEIC, AP and Advanced Placement are trademarks of the Educational Testing Service which has neither reviewed nor endorsed this book. All rights reserved.Websters edition of this classic is organized to expose the reader to a maximum number of difficult and potentially ambiguous English words. Rare or idiosyncratic words and expressions are given lower priority compared to difficult, yet commonly used words. Rather than supply a single translation, many words are translated for a variety of meanings in French, allowing readers to better grasp the ambiguity of English, and avoid them using the notes as a pure translation crutch. Having the readerdecipher a words meaning within context serves to improve vocabulary retention and understanding. Each page covers words not already highlighted on previous pages. If a diffic
"Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one." - Marcus Aurelius Disclaimer: This book is pragmatical, not philosophical, a practical manual, not a treatise upon theories.
Author: Marcos Lima
"Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one." - Marcus Aurelius Disclaimer: This book is pragmatical, not philosophical, a practical manual, not a treatise upon theories. If your goal is to learn Stoicism as a passing time hobby, without implementing it into your life, this book IS NOT for you. This book is intended for the men and women whose most pressing needs are to take control of their lives and emotional state. It`s for all of those who have so far, found neither the time, nor the opportunity to go deeply into the study of Stoicism but want to reap the full benefits that this wonderful philosophy has to offer. If you`re one of these people, read on.This short guide will give you access to the secret weapon used by history`s most prominent and successful figures, from emperors to slaves, Stoicism has turned rags into riches when it comes to living a fulfilling and meaningful life.The Little Stoic is your short guide to thrive in an emotionally rampant society. It offers invaluable insights and powerful exercises on how to live rightly. Featuring new translations from the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, this book is a must for anyone seeking more serenity, self-knowledge, and peace of mind. Check out the benefits of reading The Little Stoic book: You`ll learn how to implement Stoicism in your daily life and reap the full benefits of doing so You`ll learn how to think like a stoic for an unshakable mindset You`ll learn how to deal with criticism and not to give a f*ck when doing so is needed You`ll learn how to deal with what you can`t control to remain calm during tough times You`ll learn how to grow emotional intelligence for a quiet and peaceful mind You`ll learn how Stoicism can be used to push through grief for overcoming sorrow And much more Would you like to know more? Scroll to the top of the page and select the buy now button "While we are postponing, life speeds by." - Seneca
In this short essay, Elen Buzar examines ancient sources for clues to how Stoics of the Roman era used psychological techniques for turning doctrine into practical daily living, securing for themselves lives that flourished, free from ...
Author: Elen Buzaré
In this short essay, Elen Buzar examines ancient sources for clues to how Stoics of the Roman era used psychological techniques for turning doctrine into practical daily living, securing for themselves lives that flourished, free from troubles, enjoying an unshakeable peace of mind. With the help of this short guide, modern readers can similarly train themselves to live as Stoics, making progress towards the same 'good flow of life' and serenity, and develop a mindfulness that is immune to all harm, joyous in response to all that fate might bring. Especially suited to those who have already introduced themselves to the basics of Stoic doctrine, this little book will serve as inspiration and guide for anyone wanting to advance further on the Stoic way.
This little book contains some of the greatest wisdom literature of the ages. Everyone, and especially young people, should be familiar with it.
Author: Axios Institute
This little book contains some of the greatest wisdom literature of the ages. Everyone, and especially young people, should be familiar with it. Both Epicureanism and Stoicism taught that if we want to be happy and productive, we must strengthen and train our willful and wayward minds. There are echoes of the Buddha's Dhammapada. The passages selected are both beautiful and moving.
In this book, Maya Bennett shared inspiring stories of titans (stoicism practitioners) who integrate stoicism into their decision making and daily life and are happily reaping the success and happiness that everyone yearns.
Author: Maya Bennett
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
The long awaited Stoicism book by Maya Bennett "Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking" Marcus Aurelius Have you ever wonder what some of the world's past and present greatest mind have in common? From New York Times best selling author to top performers coaches to CEOs of companies to renowned leaders of their respective industries and even presidents of United States, they embraced the ancient wisdom of Stoics. These successful people recognize the timeless and valuable wisdom that stoicism offers for living a better life. If you are feeing discouraged, disheartened, gloomy or just can't seem to sort out the mess right in front of you, perhaps this book can help you turn your worries and issues into your biggest wins in your life. In this book, Maya Bennett shared inspiring stories of titans (stoicism practitioners) who integrate stoicism into their decision making and daily life and are happily reaping the success and happiness that everyone yearns. "A man's worth is no greater than his ambitions" Marcus Aurelius You can too. It is not about intelligence or the smart. It is about actively following the insights and principles shared in this book. Maya Bennett shared 23 Stoic techniques for building your better and happier life. "Luck is where opportunity meets preparation" Seneca Don't you find this familiar? Perhaps you have heard this before from your leader or in motivation seminar. Now you know where it originates from and find out more on who is Seneca in Maya Bennett's Stoicism: The Simplistic Timeless Stoic Art of Better Living with Ancient Wisdom The Bottom Line: What are you waiting for? Start today by making the smartest investment you could possibly make. Make an investment in yourself, your knowledge, happiness, your growth and a better life. Don't hesitate to pick up your copy today by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page!
well-known Stoic paradoxes concerning the blessed state of the Wise Man. Since
no ... Cicero has left us some specimens in this kind, and in particular a little book
entitled Paradoxes, where he sets forth the Stoic maxims in a popular manner.
Author: George Croom Robertson
A quarterly review of philosophy.
This is the complete guide to discover the world of Stoicism. You will not only learn the Stoic philosophy but you will also discover how to apply it to your own life. Do you want to learn how to practice stoicism and use it in your life?
Author: Garry Hudson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
If you want to understand Stoicism, how you can apply it to your life, and discover how a Stoic lives, then keep reading... 3 Books Packed Into 1 The complete collection to Stoicism. From beginner details to in-depth details to Stoic character studies. This is the complete guide to discover the world of Stoicism. You will not only learn the Stoic philosophy but you will also discover how to apply it to your own life. Do you want to learn how to practice stoicism and use it in your life? Do you want to understand stoicism at a deeper level? If so, then look no further Here are the 3 books you will find inside: Stoicism: Understanding Stoicism in Context of the Modern World Stoicism is an ancient philosophy and one of the most successful schools of thought in ancient Rome. You will learn how the Stoic philosophy can be used in today's modern times to live a better, happier, and more successful life. You will find profound ways of looking at circumstances, dealing with situations, achieving a greater awareness, and creating a different perspective on life. Stoicism: A Stoic's Journey: A Practical Approach to Stoicism Discover the stoicism practices that you can use in your day to day to transform your life. Dive deep into the stoicism and find the missing link to make it more practical in today's time. Remove distractions, create greater focus and awareness, let go of the little things and learn to focus on the only what matters. You will find a new way to look at life. Stoicism: A Deeper Insight Into Stoic Principles and Practices In order to truly understand stoicism as a whole, you need to understand the appearance, perception, character, and discipline of a stoic. It's not enough to understand the philosophy alone. You need to embrace the daily livings of a stoic life to fully understand what it means to be a stoic. Inside, discover the nature of a stoic, the beliefs and practices, habits, and discipline. Inside Stoicism: 3 in 1, discover: How to Apply Stoicism in Today's Time A Practical Approach to Stoicism Understand the Nature of Stoicism How to Achieve Happiness Success and Achievement Self Discipline and Self Control Focus and Awareness Mindset, Discipline, Practices of a Stoic And so much more! So, if you want the most complete content on the Stoic philosophy, then grab your copy now and discover what it means to be a Stoic.
" This, explains Pies, "is the keystone in the arch of Stoic philosophy." In a sense, then, the rest of the book is an extended meditation on how we might avoid letting things touch our souls too much.
Author: Ronald Pies
Publisher: University Press of America
In the course of this compact and insightful work, Dr. Ronald Pies, tells us a little about what happiness is, and a lot about how to achieve it. The first chapter begins with a reminder from the great Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, that "things do not touch the soul." This, explains Pies, "is the keystone in the arch of Stoic philosophy." In a sense, then, the rest of the book is an extended meditation on how we might avoid letting things touch our souls too much. But, it is much more than simply a meditation. From here, Pies goes on to offer readers a well-researched, often witty explanation of how Stoic philosophy—as it resonates not only with Christian and Judaic, but also with Buddhist and Hindu worldviews—can guide and improve their lives. In the process, he draws on his own considerable clinical experience to offer composite case vignettes, both positive and negative, that illustrate the principles he is discussing.
In this unique book, William O. Stephens explores the moral philosophy of Epictetus, a former Roman slave and dynamic Stoic teacher whose teachings are the most compelling defense of ancient Stoicism that exists.
Author: William O. Stephens
Publisher: A&C Black
Soon after Aristotle's death, several schools of ancient philosophy arose, each addressing the practical question of how to live a good, happy life. The two biggest rivals, Stoicism and Epicureanism, came to dominate the philosophical landscape for the next 500 years. Epicureans advised pursuing pleasure to be happy, and Stoics held that true happiness could only be achieved by living according to nature, which required accepting what happens and fulfilling one's roles. Stoicism, more than Epicureanism, attracted followers from many different walks of life: slaves, laborers, statesmen, intellectuals, and an emperor. The lasting impact of these philosophies is seen from the fact that even today 'Stoic' and 'Epicurean' are household words. Although very little of the writings of the early Stoics survive, our knowledge of Stoicism comes largely from a few later Stoics. In this unique book, William O. Stephens explores the moral philosophy of Epictetus, a former Roman slave and dynamic Stoic teacher whose teachings are the most compelling defense of ancient Stoicism that exists. Epictetus' philosophy dramatically captures the spirit of Stoicism by examining and remedying our greatest human disappointments, such as the death of a loved one. Stephens shows how, for Epictetus, happiness results from focusing our concern on what is up to us while not worrying about what is beyond our control. He concludes that the strength of Epictetus' thought lies in his conception of happiness as freedom from fear, worry, grief, and dependence upon luck.
Through a series of short essays, Vernezze furnishes readers with a foundation in Stoic thought as well as a system for applying it to their lives. For readers of all levels.
Author: Peter J. Vernezze
Publisher: University Press of America
This book introduces the reader to Stoicism- a philosophy whose origin lies in ancient Greece but whose relevance, as the reader will discover, has only grown with time. Through a series of short, inspiring essays, Dr. Vernezze furnishes readers with a foundation in Stoic thought as well as a system for applying it to their lives. For readers of all levels, this practical book is 'chicken soup for the philosopher's soul.'