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I somehow must have missed the class on how to live - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Whether you’re rich or poor, healthy or sick, well-educated or not, it makes no difference to your ability to live the good life - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Stoicism makes us better human beings and teaches us how to excel in life - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Zeno is our friend but truth is an even greater friend - Latin Saying - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet What you do with the given circumstances matters - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet If it is not right, do not do it, if it is not true, do not say it - Marcus Aurelius - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet As wood is to the carpenter, and bronze to the sculptor, so are our own lives the proper material in the art of living - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Philosophy is not reserved for wise old men, it’s an essential craft for everybody who wants to learn how to live (and die) well - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Stoicism teaches us how to excel in life, it prepares us to face adversity calmly, and simply helps us sculpt and enjoy a good life - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet The philosopher is the one who knows the fundamental thing: how to live - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet If we want to become good at living, we must attain knowledge on how to live - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Philosophy is really a matter of practice, learning how to sculpt our lives - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet True philosophy is a matter of little theory and a lot of practice, like wrestling in the ancient and surfing in the modern world - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Go out there in the real world and vigorously apply what we’ve learned in the classroom - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Heavy waves are better teachers than heavy school books - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet If you didn’t learn these things in order to demonstrate them in practice, what did you learn them for? - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet I would like to escape to Rome to see my favorite wrestler in action, he, at least, puts policy into practice - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good, and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet We should close the gap between who we are capable of being and who we actually are - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Express the highest version of yourself in every moment - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Stoicism deals with your moment-to-moment actions and with living as close as possible to your ideal self - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Translation of the Greek word eud-aim-onia is happiness - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet You can only be good with your daimon when your moment-to-moment actions are in harmony with your ideal self. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet You flourish at living well, and only as a consequence you’ll feel happy - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Happiness is a smoothly flowing life - Zeno - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Nature wants us to become that highest version of ourselves - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet We have it in our natural potential to become that highest version of ourselves - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet You flourish at living well, and only as a consequence you’ll feel happy - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet To bear trials with a calm mind robs misfortune of its strength and burden - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet We’re armed with all we need to deal with whatever challenge we’re facing in life - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Philosophy trains us to be able to take on every obstacle in life with the right mindset so that life keeps on going smoothly - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Philosophy prepares us to endure whatever happens - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Philosophy prepares us to endure whatever happens. Otherwise, it would be like the boxer leaving the ring because he took some punches - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet What should each of us say to every trial we face? This is what I’ve trained for, this is my discipline - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet A man who has gone through countless misfortunes acquires a skin calloused by suffering - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Unharmed prosperity cannot endure a single blow - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet We should want to engage and train in this fight they call life - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet We’re far away from being at good terms with our ideal self - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Our passions cause us to act far beneath of what we’re capable of - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet No, thank you, I can’t afford to panic right now - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet The philosopher’s school is a doctor’s clinic - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet What makes insults hurtful isn’t their content, but our interpretation of those insults - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet It’s impossible to flourish in life while being tormented by irrational emotions - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Imagine strong emotions to be like your inner wolf—immensely powerful when let loose and able to pull you wherever it wants to - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet When the inner wolf is angry, we let it take over,and then we blindly follow the action tendency and act out - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet The goal isn’t to eliminate all emotions, the goal is to not get overwhelmed by them despite their immense power - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet There’s nothing impressive about putting up with that which one doesn’t feel - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet A brave man isn’t someone who doesn’t experience any trace of fear whatsoever but someone who acts courageously despite feeling anxiety - Donald Robertson - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Conquer our passions by becoming stronger than them and not by eliminating them - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Stoicism is a rather joyful philosophy of life - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet If you’re enslaved to your emotional wolf, then you panic and follow your action tendencies that are way beneath of what you’re capable of - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet When we’re not enslaved to our emotions, we can express the highest version of ourselves in every moment - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet You’re confident that what you’re doing is right, and you don’t need to listen left and right for what others have to say - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet You trust in what you’re doing because you’re trying your best, and you’re living accordingly to your values and know it’s all you can do - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet You don't need to second guess and compare yourself to others all the time - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet You get that peace of mind because you have an unchanging standard you live by - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Gain an inner tranquility, a calm confidence at all times, even when life gets tough and shows its meanest kicks and punches - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Stoicism will give you many anchors to hold yourself onto, so you can find your path and walk it assured - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet You know why you do what you do - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet I made a prosperous voyage when I suffered shipwreck - Zeno of Citium - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet If you must live in a palace, then you can also live well in a palace - Zeno of Citium - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet It is well done of thee, Fortune, thus to drive me to philosophy - Zeno of Citium - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet If a man knows not which port he sails, no wind is favorable - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Since every man dies, it is better to die with distinction than to live long - Musonius Rufus - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Women and men alike can benefit from education and the study of philosophy - Musonius Rufus - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Don’t explain your philosophy. Embody it - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet It never ceases to amaze me: we all love ourselves more than other people, but care more about their opinion than our own - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet The blazing fire makes flames and brightness out of everything thrown into it - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet If we want to be on good terms with our highest self, we need to close the gap between what we’re capable of and what we’re actually doing - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet At all times, we need to focus on the things we control, and take the rest as it happens - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet What’s beyond our power is ultimately not important for our flourishing - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet What's important for our flourishing is what we choose to do with the given external circumstances - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet What already is has to be accepted because it’s beyond our power to undo it - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet No matter the situation, it’s always within our power to try to make the best with it, and to live in harmony with our ideal self - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Good and bad come solely from yourself - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet It’s not events that make us happy or miserable, but our interpretation of those events - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet A tower of strength is born when you decide to give outside events no more power over you - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Express your highest self in every moment - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet A good character is the only guarantee of everlasting, carefree happiness - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Virtue is what helps you close the gap between what you’re actually doing and what you’re capable of - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Virtue is about trying to be the best you can be in every moment - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Nature wants us to thrive in life - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet We’re all born with an inclination toward virtue - Musonius Rufus - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet It’s our nature to complete what’s been started with that divine seed and bring our human potential to life. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet A person’s virtue depends on their excellence as a human being, on how well they perform their natural potential - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet To be virtuous, is to live as nature designed us to live - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Put simply, virtue is the same thing for all living beings—the perfection of their own nature - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet If we don’t live up to our innate potential, we'll never be fulfilled - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Your natural potential lies in your highest version of yourself - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet The ability to use reason is our most precious gift - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet We should consider our actions rationally and wisely, and at all times try to be the best we can be - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet We should try to live harmoniously with others and contribute to the wellbeing of mankind - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet It’s beneficial to have someone to look up to and compare ourselves against - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet The Sage makes it easier to imagine our ideal self and acts like a signpost showing the direction - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Wisdom is about understanding how to act and feel appropriately - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Wisdom includes excellent deliberation, healthy judgment, perspective, and good sense. It opposes the vice of folly or thoughtlessness - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Justice is about knowing how to act and feel well in our relationships with others - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Justice includes good-heartedness, integrity, public service, and fairness. 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Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Imperfection is perfectly natural - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Nobody will ever be perfect in all their actions and, as long as we’re trying our best, this doesn’t matter - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet The world isn’t black and white - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet We can’t always tell what the right thing to do is, but we can always try to act with our best intention - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet If we want to be the best we can be in every situation, then we need to be aware of our every step - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet If we want to be the best we can be in every situation, then we need to be aware of our every step.Today, we call this 'mindfulness' - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet We can achieve a mind free of other thoughts by performing each action as if it were the last of your life - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet A consciousness of wrongdoing is the first step to salvation, You have to catch yourself doing it before you can correct it - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Attention is the fundamental spiritual attitude - Pierre Ha dot - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Attention is a continuous vigilance and presence of mind, self-consciousness which never sleeps, and a constant tension of the spirit - Pierre Ha dot - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet The philosopher is fully aware of what he does at each instant, and he wills his actions fully - Pierre Ha dot - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Consciousness never sleeps - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Lay aside the senator’s dress, and put on rags and appear in that character - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet The only way to recognize a true Stoic, is by their character - Jonas Salzgeber - 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It's not a tool to correct others. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Leave other people to their faults. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Let’s focus inward. There’s enough to correct in ourselves. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Your faults are in your control. Other people’s faults are not - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Often injustice lies in what you aren't doing, not only in what you are doing. - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet It’s when good citizens decline to get involved when evil will triumph. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet If you lead as an example, many more will follow - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet People just need a leader. You can be that leader. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet One rude person annoys everyone else - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Don’t be the person who does nothing - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Start with small things - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet It’s funny how we choose to be angry at strangers rather than politely asking them to stop or change. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet It’s easier to say nothing and be bitter about it than to be brave, confront it, and then maybe be happy about it - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet It’s not enough to just not do evil. We must be a force for the good in the world, even in minor situations. As well as we can - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet We like to talk about ourselves. So we don’t really listen to what’s being said, but we prepare for when it’s our turn. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Don’t gossip. Don’t blame. Don't complain. Don’t talk too much. Especially not about what’s not meaningful - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet In your conversation, don’t dwell at excessive length on your own deeds or adventures. - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Speak only what you think is just, and always do so with kindness, modesty, and sincerity - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Speak only when you’re certain that what you’ll say isn’t better left unsaid. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Speak with your actions more than with your words - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Go into a conversation with the intention to listen for the most part - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Observe within yourself the urge to say something (probably it’ll be self­ related), and then only say it when it’s not better left unsaid. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Click To Tweet Connect with people. Don’t perform for them. Let them do most of the talking