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I somehow must have missed the class on how to live - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X 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 Share on X Stoicism makes us better human beings and teaches us how to excel in life - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Zeno is our friend but truth is an even greater friend - Latin Saying - The little book of stoicism Share on X What you do with the given circumstances matters - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X 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 Share on X First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X 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 Share on X 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 Share on X 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 Share on X The philosopher is the one who knows the fundamental thing: how to live - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X If we want to become good at living, we must attain knowledge on how to live - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X Philosophy is really a matter of practice, learning how to sculpt our lives - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X 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 Share on X Go out there in the real world and vigorously apply what we’ve learned in the classroom - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Heavy waves are better teachers than heavy school books - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X 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 Share on X 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 Share on X 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 Share on X We should close the gap between who we are capable of being and who we actually are - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Express the highest version of yourself in every moment - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X 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 Share on X Translation of the Greek word eud-aim-onia is happiness - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X 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 Share on X You flourish at living well, and only as a consequence you’ll feel happy - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Happiness is a smoothly flowing life - Zeno - The little book of stoicism Share on X Nature wants us to become that highest version of ourselves - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We have it in our natural potential to become that highest version of ourselves - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X You flourish at living well, and only as a consequence you’ll feel happy - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X To bear trials with a calm mind robs misfortune of its strength and burden - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X We’re armed with all we need to deal with whatever challenge we’re facing in life - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X 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 Share on X Philosophy prepares us to endure whatever happens - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X 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 Share on X 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 Share on X A man who has gone through countless misfortunes acquires a skin calloused by suffering - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Unharmed prosperity cannot endure a single blow - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X We should want to engage and train in this fight they call life - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We’re far away from being at good terms with our ideal self - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Our passions cause us to act far beneath of what we’re capable of - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X No, thank you, I can’t afford to panic right now - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The philosopher’s school is a doctor’s clinic - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X What makes insults hurtful isn’t their content, but our interpretation of those insults - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s impossible to flourish in life while being tormented by irrational emotions - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X 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 Share on X 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 Share on X 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 Share on X There’s nothing impressive about putting up with that which one doesn’t feel - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X 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 Share on X Conquer our passions by becoming stronger than them and not by eliminating them - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Stoicism is a rather joyful philosophy of life - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X 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 Share on X 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 Share on X 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 Share on X 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 Share on X You don't need to second guess and compare yourself to others all the time - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X You get that peace of mind because you have an unchanging standard you live by - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X 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 Share on X 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 Share on X You know why you do what you do - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X I made a prosperous voyage when I suffered shipwreck - Zeno of Citium - The little book of stoicism Share on X If you must live in a palace, then you can also live well in a palace - Zeno of Citium - The little book of stoicism Share on X It is well done of thee, Fortune, thus to drive me to philosophy - Zeno of Citium - The little book of stoicism Share on X If a man knows not which port he sails, no wind is favorable - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Since every man dies, it is better to die with distinction than to live long - Musonius Rufus - The little book of stoicism Share on X Women and men alike can benefit from education and the study of philosophy - Musonius Rufus - The little book of stoicism Share on X Don’t explain your philosophy. Embody it - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X 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 Share on X Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X The blazing fire makes flames and brightness out of everything thrown into it - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X 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 Share on X 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 Share on X What’s beyond our power is ultimately not important for our flourishing - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X What's important for our flourishing is what we choose to do with the given external circumstances - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X What already is has to be accepted because it’s beyond our power to undo it - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X 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 Share on X Good and bad come solely from yourself - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s not events that make us happy or miserable, but our interpretation of those events - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X 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 Share on X Express your highest self in every moment - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X A good character is the only guarantee of everlasting, carefree happiness - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X 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 Share on X Virtue is about trying to be the best you can be in every moment - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Nature wants us to thrive in life - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We’re all born with an inclination toward virtue - Musonius Rufus - The little book of stoicism Share on X 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 Share on X 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 Share on X To be virtuous, is to live as nature designed us to live - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Put simply, virtue is the same thing for all living beings—the perfection of their own nature - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X If we don’t live up to our innate potential, we'll never be fulfilled - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Your natural potential lies in your highest version of yourself - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The ability to use reason is our most precious gift - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X 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 Share on X We should try to live harmoniously with others and contribute to the wellbeing of mankind - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s beneficial to have someone to look up to and compare ourselves against - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X 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 Share on X Wisdom is about understanding how to act and feel appropriately - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X 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 Share on X Justice is about knowing how to act and feel well in our relationships with others - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Justice includes good-heartedness, integrity, public service, and fairness. It opposes the vice of wrongdoing or injustice - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Virtue is an all-or-nothing package - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Someone can be a poet, an orator,and a general, but at the same time he’s still only one individual - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s always the whole package that counts - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We don’t want to call a highly self-disciplined and courageous bank robber a virtuous person - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Making progress and trying to be the best you can be is enough - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Virtue is essentially one form of practical wisdom: to know what’s the appropriate thing to do, and to actually do it - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X You can grow and ripen as a whole person and it doesn’t matter whether someone observes your virtuous actions or not - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Imperfection is perfectly natural - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X 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 Share on X The world isn’t black and white - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X 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 Share on X 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 Share on X 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 Share on X 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 Share on X 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 Share on X Attention is the fundamental spiritual attitude - Pierre Ha dot - The little book of stoicism Share on X 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 Share on X 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 Share on X Consciousness never sleeps - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Lay aside the senator’s dress, and put on rags and appear in that character - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X The only way to recognize a true Stoic, is by their character - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Character beats beauty - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Character beats not only beauty, but also riches, power, and yeah, even the Joker - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Virtue is the highest good - - The little book of stoicism Share on X Virtue really is the highest good and living by it will ultimately shape you into a genuinely good person - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X When we act bravely, honestly, and just, then we might get some good feelings in return - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Virtue must absolutely be its own reward - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X You should act virtuously because it’s the right thing to do and not because it will benefit you in some way or another - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s in our nature to do good to others, and we should do it for its own sake - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We’re social creatures with a natural affection toward other people - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The goal is to be useful, to help others, and to take care of ourselves and everybody else - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We’re all citizens of the same world - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X A person cannot attain anything good for himself, unless he contributes some service to the community - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X A bee is not able to live alone: it perishes when isolated - Musonius Rufus - The little book of stoicism Share on X What brings no benefit to the hive brings none to the bee - Musonius Rufus - The little book of stoicism Share on X All that I do, should be directed to this single end, the common benefit and harmony - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X We cannot express our highest selves without at the same time contributing to the common good - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X If we seek the very best in ourselves, we will actively care for the wellbeing of all other human beings - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The best for others will be the best for you - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X When we do good to others, we actually benefit ourselves - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Benefiting others is a form of virtue, and it ultimately benefits ourselves as virtue is its own reward - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Now that you know doing good to others benefits yourself, you could selfishly do good to others. All for your own benefit - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It doesn’t matter whether we do good to others for selfish or altruistic reasons, as long as the intention is to act for the common welfare - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Fulfilling your social duties will simply give you the best chance at having a good life - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X Even Marcus Aurelius acted for the common good for a selfish reason—because he thought it would give him the best chance for a good life - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X living with arete and directing one’s actions toward the common good is its own reward - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Your character, stemming from your actions, is what you can rely on at all times - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s enough to try to express your highest self at all times, and direct your actions to the common good - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X A lamp shines until its fuel is fully spent - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X Let’s light our lamps of virtue and let them shine by expressing our highest versions for as long as we may exist - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Of things some are in our power, and others are not - Epictetus' Enchiridion - The little book of stoicism Share on X There are things which are up to us and things which aren’t - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X We should always make the best use of what is in our power, and take the rest as it happens - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X Handing power to things we have no direct control over causes emotional suffering - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Take that imaginary voodoo doll back into our own hands, and let ourselves decide when to get kicked around and not - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X People can’t admire you for what’s been granted to you by nature, but there are many other qualities to cultivate - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X Who is there to prevent you being good and sincere - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s within our power to choose our behavior, even if everything else is not or only partially within our control - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It is futile to worry about things that are not up to us - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X Focus on the process, instead of the outcome - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Focus on what we control, and let the rest happen as it will - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The process will affect the outcome - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Success is defined by our effort to do everything that's within our power - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X If you do your very best, you will succeed no matter what it’s all you can do - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X No need to justify bad results, there are just too many uncontrollable factors influencing the outcome - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Even if things don’t turn out well, you can derive satisfaction from knowing you’ve done your best - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s only if you know you haven’t done everything in your power that you will feel insecure and must justify yourself - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Anxiety and inner disturbance come from wanting things out of our control - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The root cause of emotional suffering comes from worrying about things outside our control - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s smarter to focus on the process that will optimally lead to the desired outcome - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Suffering is our psychological resistance to what happens - Dan Mill - The little book of stoicism Share on X we should always focus on what is up to us; that way we won’t blame others, won’t resent life, and surely won’t fight with the gods - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Focus on what you control, and take the rest as it happens. The rest is not under your control - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Seek not for events to happen as you wish but rather wish for events to happen as they do and your life will go smoothly - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X We should accept rather than fight every little thing - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Accept first, and then try to make the best out of it - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Find me a single male who cares how he does what he does, and is interested, not in what he can get, but in the manner of his own actions - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X Events do not happen as they do regardless of your actions, but rather depending on your actions - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X With your voluntary actions, you can co-direct the outcomes - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It matters greatly how hard you train and try to hit the target, it’s just not entirely up to you whether you hit or miss - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Just because we should try to accept whatever happens does not mean we approve of it - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Of things some are good, some are bad, and some are indifferent - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X Expressing your highest self, as seen earlier, is sufficient for the happy and smoothly flowing life - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The good and bad things can only be found in your behavior - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X All good must necessarily come from ourselves - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Be ready to take any outcome with equanimity, because it’s beyond your control - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Friendship is the most important preferred indifferent - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Our human nature is not only rational but also social and, therefore, we’re naturally attracted to other people - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Having wise and good friends is the most precious external thing in the world - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The wise man desires friends, neighbors, and associates, no matter how much he is sufficient unto himself - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X We’re able to live a happy life without friends, but we prefer not to - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Never value love higher than moral integrity - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Not even love should be traded if the price is the compromising of your character - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Go ahead and seek friendship, as long as it doesn’t need you to break with virtue - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s better to endure loneliness, sickness, and poverty in an honorable manner than to seek friendship, health, and wealth in a shameful one - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The good person will always pursue virtue and avoid vice at all costs - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The hands are dealt by chance; you have no say in what you get - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X What’s up to you is what you do with the given situation - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The hallmark of an admirable player, is that they play their best regardless of their cards and that they calmly accept whatever comes out. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Virtue and a good character will always outweigh health, wealth, and reputation - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X No abundance of external goods will ever keep up with a person’s character - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X To a good person, losing his whole estate is the same as losing one penny, and being sick is no worse than having stumbled - Chrysippus - The little book of stoicism Share on X Life is neither good nor bad; it is the space for both good and bad - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s exactly the way of use of indifferent things that makes a happy or crappy life - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X If you want anything good, you must get it from yourself - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X We’re the only ones stopping us from cultivating virtuous behavior - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We’re the only ones stopping us from living the good life - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Things outside our control are not relevant for the happy life - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The wise man looks to the purpose of all actions, not their consequences - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Beginnings are in our power but Fortune judges the outcome - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X The victim mentality, blaming external circumstances for our unhappiness will make the happy life an impossible goal to reach - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X We must refuse to let the hands we’re dealt decide over our wellbeing - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Only you yourself can ruin your life by getting jerked around by things you don’t control and by failing to act as well as you’re capable of - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We must make sure that our happiness depends as little as possible on outside circumstances - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X There should be only a loose connection between what happens to us and how happy we are - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Desiring what’s not within our power is the root cause of emotional suffering - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It is never possible to make happiness consistent with a longing after what is not present - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X True happiness implies the possession of all which is desired, as in case of satiety with food; there must be no thirst, no hunger - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X Either we keep on yearning for stuff we don’t have, or we actually have a chance for happiness. We can't have both. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X True happiness is when you have all you desire - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Externals are not in my power; will is in my power - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Seek the good within ourselves - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X If you want anything good, get it from yourself - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X Nature equipped us with the necessary tools to create a satisfactory and happy life no matter the hardships we face in life - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X If we want to gain contentment, we must change ourselves and our desires - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Changing outside events is impossible. Changing your view about those events is possible - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Only the mind is truly yours - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Only the mind is truly yours. All else is not or only partially within our control - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Our actions are within our power, but not their outcomes - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Judgment becomes the heart of our being of rational creatures, and the source of our freedom - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We don't control what happens in the world around us, but we do have the power to control our opinions about these events - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We must realize that external events are neutral, and only how we choose to react to them makes them good or bad - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Nature equipped us with the necessary tools to create a satisfactory and happy life no matter the hardships we face in life - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X if we want to gain contentment, we must change ourselves and our desires - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Being a helpless victim is never helpful - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Taking responsibility, on the other hand, gives us the power to make the best with the given circumstances - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Being able to choose means we have a choice, and having a choice means freedom - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Everything can be taken from a man but one thing; the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances - Viktor Frankl - The little book of stoicism Share on X There’s a small gap between stimulus and response. The power lies in that gap. The freedom of choice lies in that gap - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We have the chance to step in between stimulus and response and choose our voluntary reaction - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Awareness, mindfulness, or attention, is necessary for you to be able to step in between stimulus and response - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Sometimes it’s best to not react at all - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It is the mind that makes us rich; this goes with us into exile - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Exile doesn’t prevent you from being courageous and just - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Happiness depends more on what we make of what happens rather than what happens in the first place - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X No matter what happens to you, your mind is always available to turn it into good fortune by responding with virtue - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Every obstacle becomes an opportunity to practice wisdom, courage, justice, and self-discipline - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We must recognize the fact that we’re responseable to choose how to respond to situations - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Men are disturbed not by the things which happen, but by the opinions about the things - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X An impression comes as a thought into our heads and we accept it as the truth - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Your judgments in form of thoughts, opinions, and interpretations make you unhappy - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Good or bad can only be found in your judgments and actions, not in external events - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The troubled mind comes from judging an event as undesirable or bad, often in the form of complaining - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X You are free of suffering if you don't care for the things which are not in your power - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X My neighbor’s wickedness would be my own harm: and this was not in god’s intention, to leave my misfortune up to another - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X Only you yourself have access to your mind, and only you can ruin your life. You’re responsible - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X Those emotions you feel, as real as they are, don’t come from the outside, but from the inside - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X You cannot be harmed unless you let it, because the other person has no access to your mind - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s your judgment that makes you feel like a loser - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The cause lies in your judgment - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Don’t blame the event, blame your reactive self for feeling how you feel - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Remove the judgment, and the hurt itself is removed - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X Don’t judge the event, and you won’t get harmed - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Your reaction, basically shows whether you’ve been harmed or not - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X You cannot get upset by anything outside your control - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Only your judgment can harm you - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Only you have the freedom to choose your best reaction - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X There is nothing good or bad unless we choose to make it so - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X We shouldn’t try to lead events but follow them - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X Take things as they come, and make the best of what’s in your power - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X Resistance is futile - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X Once anger begins to carry us away, it is hard to get back again into a healthy condition - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Reason goes for nothing once passion has been admitted to the mind - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Aligning our actions with virtue is sufficient for the happy and smoothly flowing life - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Sometimes life gets in the way - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Happiness seems pretty doable - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It only seems that life gets in the way; in reality, it’s our negative emotions that get in the way - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Once the enemy has entered the mind, reason is gone - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s one or the other, reason or passion - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Negative emotions naturally feel bad - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X When passion is at the steering wheel, reason is tied up and gagged in the trunk - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Negative emotions can take countless forms - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The problem with emotions is not that they exist, but that they overwhelm us so that we end up doing the opposite of what we ought to do. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Our rational actions are at the root of our happiness - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We can't live a happy life when we let strong emotional disturbances dictate our actions - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Majority of us are enslaved by emotions - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Overcome irrational fears and desires, so that we’re able to act according to virtue and attain true happiness - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Our human brain is built for survival, not thriving - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Because of our evolution, we see obstacles much better than opportunities - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We automatically compare ourselves to others, focus on possible dangers, and chase more and more stuff - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Don't worry if you think you’re always negative, that’s normal. That's just the built-in negativity bias of our brain - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Passion is produced no otherwise than by a disappointment of one's desires. - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X Disappointment is the spring of sorrow, lamentation, and envy; this renders us envious and emulous, and incapable of hearing reason - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X Negative emotions come from wanting and fearing what’s not under our control - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We value some indifferent external thing as good or bad - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We desire and fear external things beyond our direct control - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Majority of ordinary people lack fulfillment and peace of mind because their values are confused and internally conflicted - Donald Robertson - The little book of stoicism Share on X We’re only a puppet to our emotions, caused by faulty judgments about what’s truly good and bad - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X A lack of awareness is the second reason for negative emotions to arise and take us over - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Doing the right thing is enough, it’s a reward in itself, and doesn’t need recognition from someone else - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Being aware will reduce the times we get taken over by negative emotions - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Getting taken over by negative emotions is exactly what hinders us from taking the right actions and getting the good life - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Not everybody can stare fear in the eyes and do it anyway - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Even if I’m aware enough to recognize my fear while knowing the fear is irrational the emotion often beats my courage - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The wise thing is to act despite the fear - - The little book of stoicism Share on X Master yourself, act rationally, and make progress toward the happy and smoothly flowing life - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Prevent yourself from getting carried away by irrational emotions, and you'll step into folly less frequently - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Let philosophy scrape off your own faults, rather than be a way to rail against the faults of others. - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Just because we’re fluent in the classroom doesn’t mean we’re ready for the real world - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Knowing the theory and applying it in practice are two entirely different animals - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X If we want to become good people, we must learn certain things. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Step forward, and make use of what you’ve learned - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X It isn’t more logic chopping that is needed. - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X What we need now are people to apply their learning and bear witness to their learning in their actions - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X I am tired in my teaching of invoking examples from the past, I want to be able to hold up an example from my time. - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X Be the example out there - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X Sorry to bring it to you, but you’re not Superman - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Show up earlier and leave later than everyone else - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X From nothing comes nothing - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Philosophy is all about how to live one’s life - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Just as the carpenter uses wood and the sculptor uses bronze, we use our own lives as the raw material in the art of living - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X Every event in our lives presents a blank block of marble that we can train on - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Philosophy is all about applying its principles to the real world - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X God does not make a spoiled pet of a good man; he tests him, hardens him, and fits him for his own service - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X All the adversities you’re facing in your life, these are tests - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Life isn’t supposed to be easy, life is supposed to be challenging to make sure you actually grow - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Those things which we all shudder and tremble at are for the good of the persons themselves to whom they come - Seneca. - The little book of stoicism Share on X Whenever you find yourself in a hole, remind yourself of Hercules who became strong only because of the challenges he faced - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Life is meant to be hard at times. Chin up, chest out, you’ll do fine - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Be aware of what’s going on - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X A consciousness of wrongdoing is the first step to salvation - Seneca says - The little book of stoicism Share on X To deal with what happens effectively and to be mindful of our reactions, we need to be aware of what’s going on - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X To not react impulsively to what happens to us - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Spot our initial impressions, so that we recognize our ability to choose our response. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X You have to catch yourself doing it before you can correct it. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Be aware of what we do in every moment - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Our voluntary thoughts and actions are by definition the only things within our control. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We can’t choose an action if we’re lost in thought, ruminating in the past, or dreaming about the future. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We should focus our attention on the present moment, undistracted by the past or future - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X "Stoic Quotes About Money Share on X" We should be aware of our every step - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X If you want to get better at darts, you must practice it. If you want to get better at lifting weights, you must train hard. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Just like lifting weights will make your muscles stronger, practicing Stoic principles will make your will stronger. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X You will always have to pay the price if you want to improve - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The danger that you will spend your days pursuing valueless things and will therefore waste your life. - William Irvine - The little book of stoicism Share on X Either we’re willing to invest and reap the benefits, or we’re not and risk wasting our lives. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Transform yourselves into individuals remarkable for your courage and self-control. - William Irvine - The little book of stoicism Share on X Do things that others dread doing, and refrain from doing things that others cannot resist doing - William Irvine - The little book of stoicism Share on X Self-discipline is like a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it will get. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Each time you decide to overcome the initial hurdleand do a practice, you train yourself in self-discipline and willpower - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X If you do it today, you’ll be more likely to do it tomorrow. If you don’t do it today, you’ll be less likely to do it tomorrow - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X If you desire philosophy, prepare yourself from the beginning to be ridiculed, to expect that many will sneer at you. - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X If you abide by principles, the men who first ridiculed will afterward admire you. - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X Do not talk among laymen about your philosophical principles, but rather do what follows from your principles. - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X Don’t mention that you’re into Stoicism, just live by it. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Demonstrate rather than instruct what you learn. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Accept rather than fight every little thing that happens - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X If we resist reality, if we think things are going against us, if we fight with what is, then we will suffer. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Do not wish for reality to be different, but accept it as it is - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X If this is the will of nature, then so be it. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Thy will be done - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The art of acquiescence is about the willing acceptance of external events - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Adapt to whatever happens, so that nothing happens against our will and nothing that we wish for fails to happen. - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X Bring your will into harmony with what’s going on - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X Fate leads the willing, and drags along the reluctant - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X The hallmark of an admirable poker player is that he plays the best regardless of his hands - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X In the end, not the one with the objectively best cards, but the one who plays his cards the best, wins - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X You don’t get to choose the hands you’re dealt, only how you want to play them - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Your hands in poker as in life are indifferent, learn to accept them equally, without judging - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X If you can accept rather than resist what happens, then you will no longer be dependent upon things being in a certain way - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Go get your mother and all her friends, they’ll never see a fire like this again. - Thomas Edison - The little book of stoicism Share on X Don’t fight with reality, but bring your will into harmony with it, and focus on where your power lies - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X What happens to us is nature’s treatment to become better people. Those things happen for us, not against us, even if it doesn’t seem so - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Nature is immensely complex and it’s impossible to tell whether anything that happens is good or bad. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X You never know what will be the consequences of misfortunes. And you never know what will be the consequences of good fortune. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Try to accept everything as if you had chosen it. This way, You move from a whiney victim to a responsible creator. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X I will sail across the ocean, if nothing prevents me - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Accept the outcomes of your actions - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X I want to do such and such, as long as nothing happens which may present an obstacle to my decision. - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X I'll do my best but the outcome is ultimately not within my control. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Do your very best to succeed and simultaneously know and accept that the outcome is beyond your direct control - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Focus on what you control, and take the rest as it happens. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Focus on the process and be ready to accept the outcome with equanimity. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We’re only responsible to shoot as well as possible, but not for hitting the target, that’s down to fate - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Be aware that the outcome isn’t up to us and be prepared to accept success and failure equally - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Know that sometimes things will not go your way even if you do your best, and regardless of whether you deserved it or not. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Don’t confuse your aspirations with how the universe should turn out. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The impediment to action advances actions. - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X What stands in the way becomes the way. - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X A formula for thriving is not in spite of whatever happens but because of it - Ryan Holiday - The little book of stoicism Share on X Virtue is always within our control, it’s always possible to respond with virtue to any given situation - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X What stands in the way becomes the way. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X No matter what life throws at us, we have a choice. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Nothing really is an obstacle because they only feed you and make you stronger. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The adversity presents a stepping stool to reach a higher level as a person - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X All comes down to your perception. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s never the challenges that matter, but how you perceive them. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X If you are pained by any external thing, it is not this thing that disturbs you, but your own judgment about it - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X Your judgment makes an event into an obstacle or an opportunity. It’s up to you - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X You can always try to turn obstacles upside down and find a way to respond with virtue - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X You always have a choice. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X You can find an opportunity for growth in eveiything - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s never the challenges that matter, but how you perceive them - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X When giving your child or wife a kiss, repeat to yourself, 'I am kissing a mortal'. - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X Change is a universal law of nature. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Things are changing constantly - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X "Stoic Quotes About Money Share on X" Let’s appreciate what we have now because it might be gone tomorrow. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Life is impermanent. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Knowing that nothing lasts makes you less attached and it becomes easier to accept when things change or when you lose what you love. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X If you long for your soil or your friend, when it is not given you to have him, know that you are longing for a fig in winter time. - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X When we’re attached to a thing like a crystal cup, we should keep in mind what it really is, so that we won’t be disturbed when it breaks - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X Many things that happen to us we cannot change - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X When there are no figs, there are no figs - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Things are in constant change - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Become aware of the smallness of this present moment - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Things change, you change. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Imagine all the people who lived before you. And all the people who will follow when you’re gone. Things come and go. Nothing lasts - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X I am not eternal, but a human being; a part of the whole, as an hour is of the day. Like an hour I must come and, like an hour, pass away - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X Enjoy what you love as long as you have it. If nothing else, then your own death will end it. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Things are impermanent. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X "Stoic Quotes About Money Share on X" Beware, what happens to others can happen to you, too - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X To get the most out of life, the Stoics advise us to live as if today were our last day - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Think of yourself as dead,you have lived your life. Now take what’s left and live properly. - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X Contemplating your own death won’t depress you, no, it will enhance your enjoyment of life - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s only up to us to decide how we want to live right now. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X You will not live forever, you’re mortal, and you might not wake up the next morning. Like an hour, you will pass away. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Savor each and every moment. Because you’re well aware that all these things had not been granted to you indefinitely. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Thinking of your own death helps you stop making random choices and wasting time on trifles. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Life is now and you want to make the best of it by expressing your highest self in every moment. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Focus your mind on the truly important— who you want to be in this world. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X We don't know how much longer our heart will keep beating. And it's not up to us to decide. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We never think about bad events in advance and get caught by surprise. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Think of everything as borrowed from nature - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X it is a sorry debtor who abuses his creditor. - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X In the end, we come with nothing, and go with nothing - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Remain calm and reflected even in the face of adversity - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Live by your values and express your highest version of yourself—rather than panic and go crazy. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Fortune falls heavily on those for whom she’s unexpected. The one always on the lookout easily endures. - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X If it ain’t raining, it ain’t training. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Train yourself to say no to the things that are hard to say no to - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Train yourself to do the things that are tough - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Keep all the comfort you want—a cozy bed, delicious food, hot showers, warm clothes— just go without those things sometimes. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Take time to look inward, examine, and reflect. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The idea is to get better each and every day. Get a step closer toward our goals. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We better aspire to greater reason and virtue, and meditate on our actions. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Remind yourself in the morning 'of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love'. - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X Fortune gives us nothing which we can really own. Nothing, whether public or private, is stable. - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X We live in the middle of things which have all been destined to die. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Mortal have you been born, to mortals you have given birth. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Reckon on everything, expect everything. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Expect everything and be ready for anything—only so can you be your best at all times. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Morning preparation is crucial if you want to keep your calm and express your highest self even in the midst of a storm. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X A good man, is glad to receive advice, while a poor man resents any guidance - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Ask similar questions before you go to bed to review your acts. - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X The nightly self-analysis will help you gain control over your negative emotions because you subconsciously know you’ll be judged by night. - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X The reflection routine will contribute to your mindfulness throughout the day. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Take five minutes each night to consciously recall the events of the day and review your actions. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Always be kind to yourself - - The little book of stoicism Share on X Misdeeds are greatly diminished if a witness is always standing near intending doers. - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Contemplate a role model and measure ourselves against it. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Learning from role models is a powerful way to work on your virtue - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Take a good hard look at people’s ruling principle, especially of the wise, what they run away from and what they seek out. - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X Doctors keep their scalpels and other instruments handy for emergencies. Keep your philosophy ready too. - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X Our thoughts dye our character - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Replace those irrational thoughts with more positive and helpful ones - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Create and memorize such easily accessible statements that remind you of how you want to behave in the world, and who you want to be. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Just like a boxer with his fists, try to have your principles ready at all times - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Like an actress in a play, you must play your given role well, even if you don’t like it - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Act in a way that is consistent with your role. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X You're given the ability to use reason, and you’re free to choose your actions, so you’re able to play your role well - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Focus on your side of the relations to others. You can only do your side of the relation. That’s enough - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X No man is bad without suffering some loss - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X Play your role well by being the best you can be, focusing on what you control, and ultimately being a good person - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Each of our titles, when reflected upon, suggests the acts appropriate to it. - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X Play your roles well, even if others don’t. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Most of what we say and do is not essential. If you can eliminate it, you’ll have more time, and more tranquility. - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X Eliminate unnecessary assumptions to eliminate the unnecessary actions that follow. - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X One thing that's certain is that the next moment is never promised. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Even the smallest thing should be done with reference to an end - Marcus Aurelius. - The little book of stoicism Share on X "Stoic Quotes About Money Share on X" Make no more random actions. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We must choose our actions wisely, spending our grains of sand on what’s important and stop wasting our lives on trivial matters - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Focus on the essential - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X If you seek tranquility, do less , do what’s essential . - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X Like everybody else, you have 24 hours in a day. And you choose how to spend those hours. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Find clarity in what’s essential and always focus on that - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We’re better off if we’re indifferent to fame and social status. After all, it’s not within our control - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X What do others think of us is not up to us - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Focus on what we control - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We enslave ourselves by seeking fame - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Being the best we can be is what matters. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Express our highest self in every moment. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We shouldn’t seek thanks or recognition for doing the right thing. Doing the right thing is its own reward . - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X When you’ve done well and another has benefited by it, why like a fool do you look for a third thing on top? - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X Instead of tying our well-being to what others think, we should tie it to our own actions. That’s all we control. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Your character and your behavior is what matters. That way you will do what’s right rather than what pleases others - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Get satisfaction from being your best - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Forget about chasing fame and applause, focus on your virtuous behavior - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Fame might come as a bonus from being a good person. But don’t do it for the fame - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X To be remembered is worthless - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X Things almost change as you look at them, and then they will be forgotten - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Doing the right thing is its own reward. Let’s find satisfaction in that - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Is it not madness and the wildest lunacy to desire so much when you can hold so little? - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Dress to protect our bodies, not to impress other people. Seek the necessary, not the extravagant - Mu son ins Rufus - The little book of stoicism Share on X What you have to understand is that thatch makes a person just as good as a roof of gold does. - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Favor a simple lifestyle that fits our needs. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Material things are indifferent. What matters is how we handle them. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Receive without pride, let go without attachment. - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X We look at things as they’re for free because they come cheap or as gifts, but they cost us dearly - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We should not hoard stuff. Most is useless and superfluous. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X There’s a hidden cost to all accumulating. - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X More is not always better. Free is not always free - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Getting stuff won’t make us happy, and we’ll want more and more in order to quench our thirst - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Once we experience luxury, we’ll long for even more. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Freedom is not achieved by satisfying desire, but by eliminating it - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X True wealth lies in wanting less. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Seek riches, not from Fortune, but from ourselves. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Living by values such as mutual respect, trustworthiness, and self-control are more valuable than wealth or external success. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We should never compromise our character to become wealthy - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Being a good person is the highest good there is. And it’s all that’s needed to live a happy and fulfilling life - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Wealth must come honorably and be spent honorably - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Wealth often comes as a bonus if we act well and express our highest self. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The influence of wealth on the wise person is like a favorable wind that sweeps the sailor on his course. - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Reality is good as it is - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Stoic philosophy calls for plain living, but not for penance - William Irvine - The little book of stoicism Share on X True wealth lies in wanting less - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Use wealth thoughtfully and keep in mind that it’s only borrowed from Fortune and can be taken away any moment. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s possible to live in a palace without being corrupted. - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Time cannot be brought back - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X By spending time on something, you give it importance. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We must be aware of where our time goes. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Measure your time! - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We need to set priorities and spend the lion’s share of our time on what matters. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We need to say no to nonessential things. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We must give up things we’ve been doing for a long time, unaware that they don’t matter much - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Just because we’ve been doing something for all our life doesn't mean we need it. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Instead of being set to rights by reason we’re seduced by convention. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Use reason rather than convention to choose what to spend your time on - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will. - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X News is all about worrying about stuff outside our control - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X If you want to make progress as a person, then skipping the news is the perfect start. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X If you wish to improve, be content to appear clueless or stupid in extraneous matters, don’t wish to seem knowledgeable. - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s ok to appear clueless in nonessential matters such as the latest Trump news or Super Bowl winner. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X What’s a scandal today won’t even be covered again tomorrow - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Be aware that not every headline is important, we won’t miss out. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Life is long enough, and a sufficiently generous amount has been given to us for the highest achievements if it were all well invested. - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Actively choose where to spend your time and energy. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The media broadcasts everything as super important - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Be aware of your time passing by, and spend it mindfully - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Make sure you won't be the old person with no other evidence besides your age and white hair to prove you’ve lived a long life. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Take back your time and protect it like a mother protects her child. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Focus on the things that matter and stop wasting time on things that don’t - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We confuse getting better at stuff with learning how to live, and how to be a good person. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s more important to understand the balance-sheet of one’s own life than that of the corn market, stock market, or our office. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X There’s nothing harder to learn than how to live - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Don’t envy the colleagues who shine bright at the office, as their success comes at the cost of life. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The father who puts in eighty hours a week might be a hero at work, but he probably neglects his wife, son, and health - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Successful is a broad term. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X What's the point of winning at a career but losing at the effort to be a good husband and father? - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Your most valuable asset is your character. It will help you win at what matters - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Leisure without study is death—a tomb for the living person. - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Contemplate your life as if you are at a festival— the festival of life - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X Seeing life as a festival helps us regard the turmoil of life in a more detached manner—just like a busy and chaotic festival. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Take a day off from work every now and then, but not a day off from learning. - Ryan Holiday - The little book of stoicism Share on X We shall not only leave the remnants of time to learning, but we must actively make time for it. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Seek wisdom to improve ourselves, to get better, to learn how to be a good parent, spouse, and friend - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The value of education (knowledge) like that of gold is valued in every place - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X It is impossible to learn that which one thinks one already knows. - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X If anyone can prove and show to me that I think and act in error, I will gladly change it— for I seek the truth. - Marcus - The little book of stoicism Share on X As warriors of the mind, we must go out and actually live out what we’ve learned - - The little book of stoicism Share on X Don’t be satisfied with mere learning - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X We forget we’re mortal. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We live as if we’re going to live forever. Until we realize we’re not. And that’s when we wish we had started earlier to actually live - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X You are living as if destined to live forever, your own frailty never occurs to you; - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X You act like mortals in all that you fear, and like immortals in all that you desire - - The little book of stoicism Share on X I want to make sure that I can look back and say: Yes, I made the most of it. I lived well. I savored every drop of my life. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X I want to make the best with my waking hours. Well aware that life can be taken away at a snap - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The value of good health is judged by its duration, the value of virtue is judged by its ripeness. - Cato the Younger - The little book of stoicism Share on X It's possible,for a person who has had a long life to have lived too little - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Let’s make sure we spend our time wisely so that we can look back with a content smile rather than a regretful sigh. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It's not about the years you live, but about how you live those years - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We're not born for pleasure - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X There is certainly time to sleep and rest, but there’s a limit to that. And you’re over the limit. - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s time to get up and do what we must. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately. - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Enough of this miserable, whining life. Stop monkeying around! - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X We inherently know what to do. We just don’t feel like it. Something inside is holding us back. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We’re Emperors, too. Emperors of our own lives - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s the successful among us who do what needs to get done whether they feel like it or not. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s time to be the person you want to be. Today, not tomorrow. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X At the end of the day, we get what we deserve. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Stop monkeying around, live immediately! - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face. - Mike Tyson - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s not what happens to us, but our reactions to it that matter - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We get disturbed not by the event itself,but by our interpretation of the event - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X You are disturbed not by what happens, but by your opinion about it. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Nothing but opinion is the cause of a troubled mind - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Your harm comes from your belief about the event. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X When someone pushes your buttons, it’s not this person, but your interpretation that hurts you. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s your opinion that fuels the negative feelings - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Your reaction decides whether harm has occurred or not. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Only you have access to your mind, only you can ruin your life. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X If you get hurt by my words, then it’s your interpretation, not my words that harm you - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s your judgment that hurts you. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Don’t whine, moan, or complain. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s your judgment that empowers you. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The whistling and booing by the opposing fans whenever I have the ball, that motivates me. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Choose not to be harmed, and you won’t feel harmed. - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s better to conquer grief than to deceive it. - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Nature requires from us some sorrow ,more than this is the result of vanity. - Seneca. - The little book of stoicism Share on X At some point the consequences of grief are more harmful than what aroused it in the first place - Marcus Aurelius. - The little book of stoicism Share on X We should let the tears flow, but let them also cease. And we can sigh deeply as long as we stop at some point. - Marcus Aurelius. - The little book of stoicism Share on X Anger, the desire to repay suffering, is brief madness - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Getting angry will hurt yourself the most. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Once we get carried away by anger, reason counts for nothing, anger will do as much as it chooses, and it’ll be hard to turn it off. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Of what use is anger, when the same can be arrived at by reason? - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Anger is prone to rashness. Reason is more trustworthy because it’s considered and deliberate. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Reason wishes to give a just decision; anger wishes its decision to be thought just - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The sword of justice is ill-placed in the hands of an angry man. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X When a man is wandering about our fields because he has lost his way, it is better to place him on the right path than to drive him away - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging. Face the emotion, and get out of the hole. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Unless reason puts an end to our tears, fortune will not do so - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Best weapon against grief is reason - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Remember that things don’t happen against you. So remove your sense of having been wronged. You haven’t. The universe isn't against you. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s really not reasonable to grieve for too long. Life goes on. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We should be careful not to 'catch' the grief of others - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X We should display signs of grief without allowing ourselves to experience grief - William Irvine - The little book of stoicism Share on X If a friend is grieving, our goal should be to help her overcome her grief. - William Irvine - The little book of stoicism Share on X We should not hunt down the people who have lost their ways and err in their actions, but show them the right course - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Instead of reacting to anger with anger, we better choose a more sensible and compassionate way, and try to help them - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The nearer a man comes to a calm mind, the closer he is to strength. - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X We shouldn’t give circumstances the power to rouse anger - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Things don't happen against us, they just happen - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X When someone arouses your anger, know that it’s really your opinion fueling it. - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X You can also try to describe the situation making you angry as dispassionately and objectively as possible - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X Make yourself a person to be loved by all while you live and missed when you have made your departure? - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X What angers us now will be forgotten tomorrow. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We should always keep in mind that it’s not the situation that harms us, but our interpretation about it - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Our imaginary fear has real consequences. We’re held back by our fears, we’re paralyzed by what isn’t real - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Actual damage of what we fear pales in comparison to the damage done by ourselves as we’re blindly trying to prevent what we fear - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We fear because we want what’s outside our power, or we’re too attached to something that’s not in our power to keep. - - The little book of stoicism Share on X What we fear will often not happen in reality. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We’re held back by our fears, we’re paralyzed by what isn’t real. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Know about the danger of fear - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We must stop attaching ourselves to external things and desires which are not under our control. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Lack of control leads to fear. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X He who does not desire anything outside his control cannot be anxious. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The man who has anticipated the coming of troubles takes away their power when they arrive - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Anticipating calamities is not about ruining the present moment, but optimizing it. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We’ll be less afraid of things which might never happen - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It's so important to prepare for challenging situations to arise. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X By confronting your fears, whether in imagination or in reality, you reduce the stress caused by those fears. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X You’re afraid of something not because the reality of it is bad, but because you think reality would be bad. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Most people who are afraid of spiders have never even been touched by one - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X What you fear is often a product of your imagination, not reality. - Jonas Salzgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We get angry, sad, or disappointed because reality doesn’t meet our expectations - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We get surprised because things are not as wished. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X When you find yourself frustrated, don’t blame other people or outside events, but yourself and your unrealistic expectations. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The only reason we get irritated by trifles, is because we didn’t expect them . This is due to excessive self-love - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X We're spoiled and kick and scream like a child when the world doesn’t bend to our king’s point of view - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We only have in mind what we think the world owes us, and forget being grateful for what we’re lucky to have - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Our overoptimistic expectations and desires are the main reasons for our anger and frustration. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The wise person, will ensure that none of what happens will come unexpectedly. - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X What stands in the way becomes the way - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We can turn seeming adversity into an advantage by using it as practice - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Disease is an impediment to the body, but not to the will, unless the will itself chooses - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X Pain and sickness are to the body, not the mind. - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X Lameness is an impediment to the leg, but not to the will. - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X Every minor accident that happens to us presents an opportunity to practice virtuous behavior. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Every headache is a chance not to curse. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Every attractive person is a chance for self-restraint. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Every annoying person is a chance for patience, kindness, and forgiveness. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Every challenging situation is a chance for perseverance and hard-work - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Who is there to prevent you from being good and sincere? - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X We have the inborn power to choose our actions and craft our character - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X We should start with small things. If we have a headache, we can practice not to curse. If it’s abusive words, we can practice patience. - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X If we complain, we must make sure not to complain with our whole being - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X We must not allow to be taken over by self-pity. Such a self- indulgent response will only increase our suffering - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X We all get caught off guard from time to time. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Don’t be knocked out any longer than necessary. Get a hold on yourself and get back up! Return to balance. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X When we catch ourselves lagging behind, let’s try to recover and get back on track. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Habitual recurrence to the harmony will increase your mastery of it - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X Don’t get pulled by what’s not under your control. - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X We can decide what external events mean to us. - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X We don't have to get jerked around by what happens around us. - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X "Stoic Quotes About Money Share on X" Just cut the strings that pull your mind. - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X Don’t get pulled by what’s not under your control. - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X Take back what’s meant to be yours. - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X Others can impede our actions, but they can’t impede our intentions and our attitudes - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X Our mind is adaptable. If things seem to turn against us, we can adapt and see the opportunity for growth. - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X Convert obstacles into opportunities - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s time to take back control - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Let’s protect our peace of mind - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The first thing to do—don’t get worked up. - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X First, don’t get upset. Second, do the right thing. That’s it. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We’re quick to complain about a situation. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Don’t wish for life to be hard, but neither wish for it to be easier when it gets tough. Rather wish for the strength to deal with it. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X "Stoic Quotes About Money Share on X" The past and the future are not under our control. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The past is unchangeably gone. The future can only be influenced by the actions we take here and now. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We must be mindful in the present moment and focus on what’s real and graspable - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Right now, we can control the choices we make. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The whole power we have comes down to this very moment - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Our voluntary thoughts and actions are the only things under our control. Only in this very moment. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X If we want to express our highest self in every moment, then we need to be aware of our actions in the present moment. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We get earned away by our thoughts about the past or future. And all the while lose touch with the here and now. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The present alone, cannot make you miserable. - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X One tiny step at a time. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X If you bring enough mindfulness into your daily life, then you’ll benefit greatly! - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We should try to focus on the present moment, and not get distracted by the past or future. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Don’t forget to be thankful for what you have—even in the face of adversity. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X You can decide for yourself what’s truly important and what isn't. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Recognize how life has been generous with you - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X You don’t need more and more stuff. You need less. And you’ll be freer - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Be grateful for what you have - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Find ways to take advantage of what you already have - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The more you have, the more you can lose - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Focus on yourself - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Desire not what you don’t have, but appreciate what you do have. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Always be ready to give back what you’ve been given, and be thankful for the time it was yours to use. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not. - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X The greatest blessings of mankind are within us - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Let’s keep such an attitude of gratitude at all times. For eventhing we have, and for everything that comes our way. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X Desire not what you don’t have, but appreciate what you do have. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X "Stoic Quotes About Money Share on X" How differently we look at the same event when it happens to us rather than to other people. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Shards bring good fortune - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s far easier to remain calm and maintain equanimity when misfortunes happen to others rather than to ourselves - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The universe doesn’t treat us any differently than others, it’s not after us. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Things just happen, sometimes to us, sometimes to others. Things happen to us in the normal order of things. Get comfort in that. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It can help you become more empathic and understanding to others when you imagine that what happened to them happened to you. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X You can rid yourself of many useless things among those that disturb you,for they lie entirely in your imagination. - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X Many problems can be solved with this perspective from far above. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Next time you’re troubled, try taking a bird’s-eye perspective - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We often get caught up in our minds. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth forever - - Bible - The little book of stoicism Share on X Sorry to tell you, but you’re not so special. What happens to you is not so special. How you behave is not so special. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Not take everything so seriously. And not take yourself too seriously. It’s the same old things. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Things break, people die, games get lost, people fail—as the rose in spring and the fruits in summer—things will always recur - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X An event itself is objective. Only we give it meaning by our judgments about it - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X We should see an event for what it is, analyze it, turn it inside out and see what it is like, what it becomes in age, sickness, death. - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X Things might actually be precious, but if looked at objectively, they become quite worthless - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Live through life in the best way we can. The power to do so is found in a person’s soul, if she can be indifferent to external things. - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X The objective representation of events helps us see clearly and hinders us from giving them too much meaning - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X If we only approach what feels good, we end up wasting our lives binge-watching Netflix, binge-eating M&Ms, and binge-drinking Goon! - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X What feels right is often not the right thing to do. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Stay at the steering wheel at all times so we can deliberately choose our best actions. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s crucial we don’t react impulsively to impressions, but take a moment before we react, and it’ll be much easier to maintain control. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X If you’re able to pause and ask such questions, you’ll be less likely to get carried away by the impressions and make a rash move. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Refuse to accept your impulsive impression. Test it first - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We must avoid rashness in our actions - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X If you choose not to react at all to minor inconveniences, you simply won’t care anymore. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s not the event itself but your reaction to it that upsets or delights you. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X If we simply gain time and wait before we react, then we’ll be able to resist our impulses to react instinctively and immediately. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Only our reaction is within our control. So let’s choose our smartest reaction, and move on. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Before you react, say: Wait for me a little, impression. Allow me to put you to the test. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Don't behave as if you are destined to live forever. What's fated hangs over you. As long as you live and while you can, become good now. - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X Philosophy doesn’t consist in outward display, but in taking heed to what is needed and being mindful of it - Musonius Rufus - The little book of stoicism Share on X Nobody can cheat themselves to true beauty - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s what we choose to do with the given cards that matters - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X If you try to be good, if you try your best, the outcome doesn’t matter - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Good and bad lie in our choices - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Joy comes from your choices, from your deliberately chosen actions. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Well- intentioned actions will bring peace of mind. It’s your best chance for happiness - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Do good because it’s the right thing to do. Don’t look for anything in return. Do it for yourself. So you can be the person you want to be. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Do now what nature demands of you. Get right to it if that’s in your power. Don’t look around to see if people will know about it. - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X You can get good from yourself. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X What is your profession? Being a good man. That’s the simplest job description there is. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X "Stoic Quotes About Money Share on X" One good deed at a time. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X "Stoic Quotes About Money Share on X" Help others and be concerned with the wellbeing of all mankind. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We’re social because we cannot exist without one another - - The little book of stoicism Share on X We should treat other people as relatives as we’re all citizens of the same world. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Fulfilling our social duties will give you the best chance at living a good life. - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X You and me, we’re relatives. I am your brother. You are my brother or sister. We’re made for cooperation - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X Constantly think of the universe as a single living being - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X Mother Nature gave birth to us as relatives. And she instilled in us a mutual love - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Our fellowship is very similar to an arch of stones, which would fall apart, if they did not reciprocally support each other. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We’re all interconnected and depending on one another - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We must support each other or the whole will fall apart. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Working for each other is necessary if we want to live the best life possible. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Help others. Direct your actions for the common welfare. That’s the only way you’ll have a good life - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X "Stoic Quotes About Money Share on X" We stem from the same source. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We’re born to work together the way our hands and eyelids do. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Our actions should serve mankind with harmony as the goal. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X What brings no benefit to the hive brings none to the bee. - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X People do what seems light to them. If they do wrong, it’s because that’s what seems true to them. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We should not blame people, even if they treat us rudely and unfairly. They don’t do those things on purpose. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Nobody does wrong willingly - Socrates - The little book of stoicism Share on X Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing - Jesus - The little book of stoicism Share on X People act as they think is the best way for them to act. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Not everybody had the same upbringing as we had - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Whenever you come across a situation with people who seem to act wrongly, it’s an opportunity for growth. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X To err is human - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We all make mistakes. But we forget. And get angry when others make the same mistakes we made not long ago. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X People don’t err on purpose. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Don’t write people off for erring. We all have bad moments - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X When you are offended at any man’s fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger. - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X When we judge others for their misbehavior, we’re actually not better at all. We just like to think we are. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X To err is human; to forgive, divine. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Love even those who stumble. - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X Bestow pardon for many things; seek pardon for none. - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Be forgiving, even if others aren’t. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Don’t wish for people not to do wrong, rather wish for the strength to be tolerant and forgiving - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Try to help rather than blame those who stumble - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X At all times, keep in mind that maybe you’re wrong this time. Maybe you’re the one erring. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Be our best even if we get slapped in the face. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Knowing that the wrongdoer is lamed in his most important faculty is an immense help. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The person who does wrong, does wrong to themselves. The unjust person is unjust to themselves, making themselves evil. - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X Ultimately people hurt themselves when they go wrong. - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X What goes around comes around - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s in your power to be kind to people. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s in your power to stay true to your path and respond to evildoers with compassion, forgiveness, and kindness - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness - - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Whenever you meet another being, it’s a chance for kindness. - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X If you want to be your best, kindness is a great value to develop. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Nothing can hinder you from being kind. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Kindness is invincible, as long as it’s sincere. For what can even the most malicious person do if you keep showing kindness? - Marcus - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s your nature to act in a kind and supportive way. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We’re all brothers and sisters, and even if others err, we’re meant to respond kindly. That’s brotherly love - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X You were born kind - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness. - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X I can teach you a love potion made without any drugs, herbs, or special spell — if you would be loved, love . - Hecate - The little book of stoicism Share on X Simple yet mean remarks can ruin a whole day. But only if we let them - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Rational and wise people don’t insult others, at least not on purpose. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Being insulted by another person is like taking the barking of a dog personally - Irvine - The little book of stoicism Share on X The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury. - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X The best revenge is to let it go and be a better example - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X "Stoic Quotes About Money Share on X" Accept everything as it happens . Because, it’s not under our control and we can’t change it once it happened. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We need to teach children how to behave properly in this world. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X What is insulting is not the person who abuses you or hits you, but the judgment about them that they are insulting. - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X If we don’t care what others say, then we won’t feel insulted. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We can only be insulted if we let it happen. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Other people’s actions are not under our control, so they’re ultimately indifferent. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X If we don’t care what others say, then we won’t feel insulted. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Let's not care too much about what others say to and about us. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Don't take other people’s opinions about you too seriously. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Who then is invincible? The one who cannot be upset by anything outside their reasoned choice. - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X Scratches happen. Don’t blame your sparring partner. Don’t blame the event. We’re all just training. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X You’re a warrior. Nothing and nobody can throw you off balance easily. You’re ready to deal with some punches and side-kicks. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X As you move forward along the path of reason , people will stand in your way. - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X We shouldn't abandon others just because we chose to change, but we also shouldn’t abandon our new path - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s a tough challenge to stick to your new path and not to abandon others - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Find ways to stick to your new path. Don't bend your values - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X I buy tranquility instead. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The small things that usually irritate you are not worth the hassle. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Ask yourself: In which situations could I buy tranquility more often? - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s more important to love than to be loved. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We can't always choose the people we’re dealing with. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X If our companions are dirty, we might get dirty as well. - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X You are the average of the five people you spend most time with. - Jim Rohn - The little book of stoicism Share on X Avoid feasting with low people. - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Those who are not modest even when sober become much more recklessly impudent after drinking - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Associate with people who are likely to improve you - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best. - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X Either they’re willing to change for the better, or you simply spend less time with them - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The companion who is always upset and bemoans everything is a foe to tranquility. - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Spend less time with people who always complain - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X Spend more time with people who are likely to make us better. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X If you spend time with an exemplar, you’re more likely to become like this person. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X If you want to be the best you can be, surround yourself with the best people. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X If you want to avoid getting angry and annoyed, don’t spend time with people who are likely to make you angry and annoyed - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Our minds are very quick to judge. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We label people on the basis of very little information. We’re prejudiced. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We find mistakes in others a dime a dozen - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We must take responsibility for our judgments. Because we can choose to go with them or not - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X You are only free if you can look at external events with indifference. And immediately adding value to an event is all but indifferent. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Let philosophy scrape off your own faults, rather than be a way to rail against the faults of others. - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X We want to scrape off our own faults. - Seneca - The little book of stoicism Share on X The focus is inward - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X To make yourself better and to leave other people to that task for themselves. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Everybody must go their own way. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X You scrape off your faults, and let other people scrape off theirs for themselves - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X We must not forget why we engage in philosophy in the first place: to improve ourselves. It's not a tool to correct others. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Leave other people to their faults. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Let’s focus inward. There’s enough to correct in ourselves. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Your faults are in your control. Other people’s faults are not - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Often injustice lies in what you aren't doing, not only in what you are doing. - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X It’s when good citizens decline to get involved when evil will triumph. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X If you lead as an example, many more will follow - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X People just need a leader. You can be that leader. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X One rude person annoys everyone else - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Don’t be the person who does nothing - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Start with small things - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X 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 Share on X 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 Share on X 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 Share on X 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 Share on X 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 Share on X In your conversation, don’t dwell at excessive length on your own deeds or adventures. - Epictetus - The little book of stoicism Share on X Speak only what you think is just, and always do so with kindness, modesty, and sincerity - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X Speak only when you’re certain that what you’ll say isn’t better left unsaid. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Speak with your actions more than with your words - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Go into a conversation with the intention to listen for the most part - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X 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 Share on X Connect with people. Don’t perform for them. Let them do most of the talking. Enjoy listening . - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Put into practice what you preach - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Listen rather than speak - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The goal when you enter a conversation is to understand what the other person wants to tell you - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Listen with the intent to understand. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Empathic listening. And it’ll massively improve your relationships. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X The reason why we have two ears and only one mouth is so we might listen more and talk less. - Zeno - The little book of stoicism Share on X Better to trip with the feet than with the tongue - Zeno - The little book of stoicism Share on X Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one. - Marcus Aurelius - The little book of stoicism Share on X An active role model easily beats a lecture - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism Share on X Don’t instruct, but silently demonstrate. - Jonas Salsgeber - The little book of stoicism