Stoic Quotes

1. Is there such a thing as a cheerful pessimist? That’s what I am. – Charlie Munger

2. The obstacle is the way. – Ryan Holiday

3. There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. – George Santayana

4. Be present above all else. – Naval Ravikant

5. Nothing endures but change. – Heraclitus

6. Man’s character is his fate. – Heraclitus

7. Discomfort is a wise teacher. – Caroline Myss

8. Show people, don’t tell people. – David Goggins

9. He who angers you conquers you. – Elizabeth Kenny

10. Accustom yourself to criticism. – Robert Greene

11. Great times are great softeners. – Ryan Holiday

12. Move toward resistance and pain. – Robert Greene

13. Growth and comfort do not coexist. – Ginny Rometty

14. All cruelty springs from weakness. – Seneca

15. Order your soul. Reduce your wants. – Augustine of Hippo

16. All greatness comes from suffering. – Naval Ravikant

17. You amplify everything you react to. – @TheStoicEmperor

18. While we wait for life, life passes. – Seneca

19. A stoic is a Buddhist with attitude. – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

20. The best answer to anger is silence. – Marcus Aurelius

21. The things you own end up owning you. – Joshua Fields Millburn

22. Love without sacrifice is like theft. – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

23. Lean into the discomfort of the work. – Brené Brown

24. Problems only exist in the human mind. – Anthony de Mello

25. Discomfort is the currency of success. – Brooke Castillo

26. Difficulty is what wakes up the genius. – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

27. We must remember: There is no easy way. – Ryan Holiday

28. To be evenminded is the greatest virtue. – Heraclitus

29. No human thing is of serious importance. – Plato

30. Don’t explain your philosophy. Embody it. – Epictetus

31. What is to give light must endure burning. – Viktor Frankl

32. The thicker the skin, the happier the man. – Life Math Money

33. Fragile egos make for fragile friendships. – @TheStoicEmperor

34. A nation is born stoic, and dies epicurean. – Will Durant

35. Life has more meaning in the face of death. – Robert Greene

36. Don’t let jerks live rent-free in your head. – Sam Altman

37. No man is free who is not master of himself. – Epictetus

38. Man conquers the world by conquering himself. – Zeno of Citium

39. Be an island of calm in the sea of craziness. – @TheAncientSage

40. Peace must be found in the imperfect present. – @TheStoicEmperor

41. Keep company only with people who uplift you. – Epictetus

42. He has the most who is content with the least. – Diogenes

43. There is no genius without a touch of madness. – Seneca

44. If you lose self-control everything will fall. – John Wooden

45. To complain is always nonacceptance of what is. – Eckhart Tolle

46. Don’t aim to be perfect. Aim to be antifragile. – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

47. Expectation is the only seed of disappointment. – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

48. The limit is not the sky. The limit is the mind. – Wim Hof

49. It’s better to conquer grief than to deceive it. – Seneca

50. Be tolerant with others and strict with yourself. – Marcus Aurelius

51. If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you. – Anonymous

52. You’re never given more pain than you can handle. – Byron Katie

53. To be calm is the highest achievement of the self. – Zen proverb

54. Be a master of the mind, not mastered by the mind. – Zen proverb

55. Having the fewest wants, I am nearest to the gods. – Socrates

56. Live your life like you’re the hero in your movie. – Joe Rogan

57. Make the mind tougher by exposing it to adversity. – Robert Greene

58. The willing are led by fate, the reluctant dragged. – Cleanthes

59. Much of what other people know isn’t worth knowing. – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

60. The path of least resistance is a terrible teacher. – Ryan Holiday

61. Learn to be indifferent to what makes no difference. – Marcus Aurelius

62. If it’s endurable, then endure it. Stop complaining. – Marcus Aurelius

63. Think long term. Execute short term. Experience now. – @TheStoicEmperor

64. Genius often really is just persistence in disguise. – Ryan Holiday

65. Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times. – Aeschylus

66. The goal of life is living in agreement with Nature. – Zeno of Citium

67. If you are easily provoked you are easily controlled. – @TheStoicEmperor

68. Unfollow the mind. Follow the heart. Mute the masses. – @TheAncientSage

69. It does not matter what you bear, but how you bear it. – Seneca

70. I’m not afraid of dying. I’m afraid not to have lived. – Wim Hof

71. The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately. – Seneca

72. I love to go and see all the things I am happy without. – Socrates

73. The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief. – Othello

74. You will eventually die and the world will keep moving. – Life Math Money

75. Be disentangled from all perceptions. They are not you. – Brian Thompson

76. Don’t get mad at others because life is kicking your ass. – David Goggins

77. Amor fati – “Love your fate”, which is in fact your life. – Friedrich Nietzsche

78. Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth. – Pema Chödrön

79. The mind that is anxious about future events is miserable. – Seneca

80. Just that you do the right thing. The rest doesn’t matter. – Marcus Aurelius

81. The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred. – Dalai Lama

82. What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do. – Tim Ferriss

83. Learn to detach yourself from the chaos of the battlefield. – Robert Greene

84. You find peace by coming to terms with what you don’t know. – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

85. Timendi causa est nescire — Ignorance is the cause of fear. – Seneca

86. Death smiles at us all, but all a man can do is smile back. – Marcus Aurelius

87. Each of us needs what nature gives us, when nature gives it. – Marcus Aurelius

88. Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form. – Rumi

89. It is a sign of weakness to avoid showing signs of weakness. – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

90. Failure and deprivation are the best educators and purifiers. – Albert Einstein

91. Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be, be one. – Marcus Aurelius

92. The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. – William James

93. What are the secret of success? -one word answer: “rational”. – Charlie Munger

94. You will be attacked for doing the right thing. Do it anyway. – @TheStoicEmperor

95. A man is no bigger than the smallest thing that provokes him. – Dan Horton

96. Intelligence consists in ignoring things that are irrelevant. – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

97. The wise man listens to meaning, the fool only gets the noise. – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

98. Life’s three best teachers: heartbreak, empty pocket, failures. – Haemin Sunim

99. Weak men act to satisfy their needs, stronger men their duties. – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

100. The great law of nature is that it never stops. There is no end. – Ryan Holiday