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Marcus Aurelius - 2020-04-07 (first published in 180)
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The Meditations are a set of personal reflections by Marcus Aurelius. He writes about the vicissitudes of his own life and explores how to live wisely and virtuously in an unpredictable world.Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful ...
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Letters from a Stoic
Lucius Annaeus Seneca - 1969-07-30 (first published in 1964)
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The power and wealth which Seneca the Younger (c.4 B.C. - A.D. 65) acquired as Nero's minister were in conflict with his Stoic beliefs. Nevertheless he was the outstanding figure of his age. The Stoic philosophy which Seneca professed in his writings, later supported by Marcus Aurelius, provided Rome with a passable bridge to Christianity. Seneca's...
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The Daily Stoic
366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
Ryan Holiday - 2016-10-18
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A beautifully packaged, gifty daily devotional of Stoic wisdom, from the author of The Obstacle is the Way. Modern readers praise Stoic philosophy for its unique blend of practicality and wisdom. But it's admittedly hard for the average reader to decipher the Dover Thrift edition of Marcus Aurelius' work. The antiquated, needlessly formal language ...
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How to Be a Stoic
Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life
Massimo Pigliucci - 2018-05-08 (first published in 2017)
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In the tradition of How to Live and How Proust Can Change Your Life, a philosopher asks how ancient Stoicism can help us flourish todayWhenever we worry about what to eat, how to love, or simply how to be happy, we are worrying about how to lead a good life. No goal is more elusive. In How to Be a Stoic, philosopher Massimo Pigliucci offers Stoicis...
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A Guide to the Good Life
The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy
William B. Irvine - 2008-11-04
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One of the great fears many of us face is that despite all our effort and striving, we will discover at the end that we have wasted our life. In A Guide to the Good Life, William B. Irvine plumbs the wisdom of Stoic philosophy, one of the most popular and successful schools of thought in ancient Rome, and shows how its insight and advice are still ...
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The Obstacle Is the Way
The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph
Ryan Holiday - 2014-05-01
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“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” — Marcus AureliusWe are stuck, stymied, frustrated. But it needn’t be this way. There is a formula for success that’s been followed by the icons of history—from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs—a formula that let them turn obst...
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Stoicism and the Art of Happiness
Practical Wisdom for Everyday Life (Teach Yourself)
Donald Robertson - 2018-11-27 (first published in 2013)
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The stoics lived a long time ago, but they had some startling insights into the human condition-insights which endure to this day. The philosophical tradition, founded in Athens by Zeno of Citium in 301 BC, endured as an active movement for almost 500 years, and contributions from dazzling minds such as Cicero, Seneca, and Marcus Aurelius helped cr...
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Discourses and Selected Writings
Epictetus - 2008-11-25
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A new translation of the influential teachings of the great Stoic philosopherDESPITE BEING BORN into slavery, Greco-Roman philosopher Epictetus became one of the most influential thinkers of his time. Discourses and Selected Writings is a transcribed collection of informal lectures given by the philosopher around AD 108. A gateway into the life and...
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John Sellars - 2006-07-19
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One of the most popular of the Hellenistic schools of philosophy in antiquity, Stoicism flourished for some five hundred years and has remained a constant presence throughout the history of Western philosophy. Its doctrines appealed to people from all strata of ancient society-from the slave Epictetus to the emperor Marcus Aurelius. This book provi...
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How to Think Like a Roman Emperor
Donald Robertson - 2020-08-04
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"This is a wonderful and important book that anyone interested in Stoicism or in being a better leader should read." —Ryan Holiday Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius was the final famous Stoic philosopher of the ancient world. The Meditations, his personal journal, survives to this day as one of the most loved self-help and spiritual classics of all tim...
The Practicing Stoic by Ward Farnsworth
The Cambridge Companion to the Stoics by Brad Inwood
Art of Living by Epictetus
Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday
On the Shortness of Life by Seneca
Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Courage Under Fire by James B. Stockdale
A New Stoicism by Lawrence C. Becker
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
The Philosophy of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy by Donald Robertson
The Inner Citadel by Pierre Hadot
The Beginner's Guide to Stoicism by Matthew van Natta
Musonius Rufus by Cynthia King
Discourses, Fragments, Handbook by Epictetus
Lessons in Stoicism by John Sellars
Stoicism and Emotion by Margaret Graver
Stillness Is the Key by Ryan Holiday
The Daily Stoic Journal by Ryan Holiday
Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations by Jules Evans
Rome's Last Citizen by Rob Goodman
Dying Every Day by James Romm
Unshakable Freedom by Chuck Chakrapani
Philosophy as a Way of Life by Pierre Hadot
Epictetus by A. A. Long
A Man in Full by Tom Wolfe
The Stoic Challenge by William B. Irvine
Stoicism by Brad Inwood
Stoic Warriors by Nancy Sherman
Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
Endure by Alex Hutchinson
Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins
Fragments by Heraclitus
The Power of Intention by Wayne W. Dyer
Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown
Relentless Optimism by Darrin Donnelly
Happy by Derren Brown
Old School Grit by Darrin Donnelly
The Therapy of Desire by Martha C. Nussbaum
Your User's Manual by Anderson Silver
The Art of Living by John Sellars
Determinism and Freedom in Stoic Philosophy by Susanne Bobzien
The Stoic Life by Tad Brennan
Philosophy of Chrysippus by Josiah B. Gould
The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck
The Morality of Happiness by Julia Annas
Lives of the Stoics by Ryan Holiday
The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton
Think Like a Warrior by Darrin Donnelly
Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers
Conversations of Socrates by Xenophon
The Moral Sayings Of Publius Syrus by Publius Syrus
Not Nice by Aziz Gazipura
On the Good Life by Marcus Tullius Cicero
The Art Of Extraordinary Confidence by Aziz Gazipura
Anger, Mercy, Revenge by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Hardship and Happiness by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
On Benefits by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Marcus Aurelius by William O. Stephens
The Attention Revolution by B. Alan Wallace
Diogenes Laertius by Diogenes Laertius
Diogenes Laertius by Diogenes Laertius
The Stoics by F H Sandbach
That One Should Disdain Hardships by Musonius Rufus
The Hellenistic Philosophers, Vol. 1 by A. A. Long
The Greatest Empire by Emily Wilson
The Essential Epicurus by Epicurus
Emotion And Peace Of Mind by Richard Sorabji
How to Live a Good Life by Massimo Pigliucci
The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins
Stoicism Today by Patrick Ussher
A History of Western Philosophy in 500 Essential Quotations by Lennox Johnson
Everything Has Two Handles by Ronald Pies
On the Happy Life by Seneca
Declutter Your Mind by S. J. Scott
The Stoic Sage by Rene Brouwer
Ethics and Human Action in Early Stoicism by Brad Inwood