“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” – Marcus Aurelius Stoic quotes

Stoic Quotes

Stoic is a person who can endure pain without showing their feelings. Stoic quotes can bring clarity to one’s understanding. Enjoy the following Stoic quotes.

1. “If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.”

– Marcus Aurelius

2. “No man is free who is not master of himself.”

– Epictetus

3. “Learn to detach yourself from the chaos of the battlefield.”

– Robert Greene

4. “It is more necessary for the soul to be cured than the body; for it is better to die than to live badly.”

– Epictetus

5. “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”

– Rumi

6. “Common man’s patience will bring him more happiness than common man’s power.”

– Amit Kalantri

7. “Weak men act to satisfy their needs, stronger men their duties.”

– Nassim Nicholas Taleb

8. “Joy likes to live inside the individuals who don’t have impulsive behaviour, because of this it’s hard to find happiness.”

Joy likes to live inside the individuals who don't have impulsive behaviour, because of this it's hard to find happiness

9. “You’re never given more pain than you can handle. You never, ever get more than you can take.”

– Byron Katie

10. “While we wait for life, life passes.”

– Seneca

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11. “It’s unfortunate that this has happened. No. It’s fortunate that this has happened and I’ve remained unharmed by it.”

– Marcus Aurelius

12. “The limit is not the sky. The limit is the mind.”

– Wim Hof

The limit is not the sky. The limit is the mind."  - Wim Hof  Stoic-quotes

13. “It is not the man who has too little who is poor, but the one who hankers after more.”

– Seneca

14. “Expectation is the only seed of disappointment.”

– Mokokoma Mokhonoana

15. “Don’t explain your philosophy. Embody it.”

– Epictetus

16. “To bear trials with a calm mind robs misfortune of its strength and burden.”

– Seneca

17. “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”

– Marcus Aurelius

18. “Make the mind tougher by exposing it to adversity.”

– Robert Greene

Make the mind tougher by exposing it to adversity." - Robert Greene

19. “Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.”

– Epictetus

20. “It is a sign of weakness to avoid showing signs of weakness.”

– Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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21. “False friendship is the worst. Avoid it at all costs.”

– Marcus Aurelius

22. “Just keep in mind: the more we value things outside our control, the less control we have.”

– Epictetus

23. “To complain is always nonacceptance of what is.”

– Eckhart Tolle

To complain is always nonacceptance of what is." - Eckhart Tolle
To complain is always nonacceptance of what is.” – Eckhart Tolle

24. “Being a stoic does not mean being a robot. Being a stoic means remaining calm both at the height of pleasure and the depths of misery.”

– Abhijit Naskar

25. “We suffer more often in imagination than in reality.”

– Seneca

26. “Soon, you will have forgotten everything. Soon, everybody will have forgotten you.”

– Marcus Aurelius

27. “Everything worthwhile in your life draws its meaning from the fact you will die.”

– Derren Brown

28. “God has given us the playground to have fun and enjoy the game. It’s us who look at the score board and complain.”

29.”He who angers you conquers you.”

– Elizabeth Kenny

30. “Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.”

– Pema Chodron

Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth." - Pema Chodron

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31. “We don’t respond to occasions; we respond to our decisions about them, and the decisions are up to us.”

32. “You cannot continue to hate someone without repeatedly wasting, on them, some of your precious time and mental energy.”

– Mokokoma Mokhonoana

33. “The more you seek the uncomfortable, the more you will become comfortable.”

– Conor McGregor

34. “The phrase that I probably use the most to myself in my head is just one word: accept.”

– Naval Ravikant

35. “Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

– Viktor Frankl

36. “Man conquers the world by conquering himself.”

– Zeno of Citium

37. “The ultimate power in life is to be completely self-reliant, completely yourself.”

– Robert Greene

38. “Don’t let emotions control you. have orientations in life and less expectation from the goal you want to achieve.”

39. “Failure and deprivation are the best educators and purifiers.”

– Albert Einstein

40. “Life’s three best teachers: heartbreak, empty pocket, failures.”

– Haemin Sunim

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41. “Even the busiest bee does not move from one flower to another as often as an untamed mind moves from one thought to another.”

– Mokokoma Mokhonoana

42. “Choose not to be harmed – and you won’t feel harmed. Don’t feel harmed – and you haven’t been.”

– Marcus Aurelius

43. “Don’t aim to be perfect. Aim to be antifragile.”

– Nassim Nicholas Taleb

44. “The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.”

– William James

45. “It does not matter what you bear, but how you bear it.”

– Seneca

46. “Freedom is the only worthy goal in life. It is won by disregarding things that lie beyond our control.”

– Epictetus

47. “The most joyful people are those who are thankful for what they have. not the people who have the most.”

48. “Arrogant people jump to the conclusions. they don’t make themselves available to possibilities. they have a hard time to change because of their fixed mentality. “

49.”What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.”

– Timothy Ferriss

50. “Success is based off of your willingness to work your ass off no matter what obstacles are in your way.”

– David Goggins

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51. “Don’t become complacent and resist change. challenge your own perceptions. don’t be afraid of failure.”

52. “If you want people to be appreciated after you left the event, then don’t return back.”

53. “Discomfort is the currency of success.”

– Brooke Castillo

54. “The best revenge is to not be like your enemy.”

– Marcus Aurelius

55. “Stoicism teaches how to keep a calm and rational mind no matter what happens to you and it helps you understand and focus on what you can control and not worry about and accept what you can’t control.”

– Jonas Salzgeber

56. “A man is as unhappy as he has convinced himself he is.”

– Seneca

57. “Disturbance comes only from within- from our own perceptions. Everything you see will soon alter and cease to exist.”

– Marcus Aurelius

58. “It is not daily increase but daily decrease, hack away the unessential. The closer to the source, the less wastage there is.”

– Bruce Lee

59. “People are more afraid of their old suffering than new love”

60. “We’re never miserable until we recall why we should be miserable.”

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61. “You will never stop wishing for a life with problems when you discover the fact that you only grow from your problems.”

62. “Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.”

– Steve Jobs

63. “People often give us a piece of their mind with the intention to take away our peace of mind.”

– Mokokoma Mokhonoana

64. “The tranquillity that comes when you stop caring what they say. Or think, or do. Only what you do.”

– Marcus Aurelius

65. “I begin to speak only when I’m certain what I’ll say isn’t better left unsaid.”

– Cato

66. “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

– Aristotle

67. “We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.”

– Chuck Palahniuk

68. “It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else.”

– Arthur Schopenhauer

69. “For those who follow nature, everything is easy and straightforward, whereas for those who fight against her life is just like rowing against the stream.”

– Seneca

70. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.”

– George Addair

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71. “You become what you give your attention to…If you yourself don’t choose what thoughts and images you expose yourself to, someone else will.”

– Epictetus

72. “A man who suffers before it is necessary suffers more than is necessary.”

– Seneca

73. “No amount of anxiety makes any difference to anything that is going to happen.”

– Alan Watts

74. “The purpose of life is finding the largest burden that you can bear and bearing it.”

– Jordan Peterson

75. “It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.”

– Epictetus

76. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

77. “The secret of success is an absolute ungovernable curiosity.”

– Larry King

78. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson

79. “Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.”

– Harvey MacKay

80. “Philosophy teaches us to act, not to speak.”

– Seneca

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81. “The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”

– Michelangelo

82. “Pleasures When They Go Beyond A Certain Limit Are But Punishments.”

– Marcus Aurelius

83. “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”

– Charles Darwin

84. “Every man’s happiness is his own responsibility.”

– Abraham Lincoln

85. “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.”

– Steve Jobs

86. “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”

– Leo Tolstoy

87. “Keep your head up in failure, and your head down in success.”

– Jerry Seinfeld

88. “Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe.”

– Mark Twain

89. “Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.”

– Lao Tzu

90. “The scariest moment is always just before you start. After that, things can only get better.”

– Stephen King

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91. “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”

– Stephen Hawking

92. “How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself.”

– Epictetus

93. “Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.”

– Seneca

94. “Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.”

– Rosa Luxemburg

95. “If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.”

– Peter Drucker

96. “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”

– William Shakespear

97. “When you blame others, you give up your power to change.”

– Robert Anthony

98. “Freedom and happiness are won by disregarding things that lie beyond our control.”

– Epictetus

99. “The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.”

– Friedrich Nietzsche

100. “Not taking things personally is a superpower.”

– James Clear

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