Stoic Quotes That Will Motivate And Inspire You

Stoicism is a Hellenistic philosophy that dates back to early parts of the 3rd Century, BC, in ancient Greece and Rome, and is still practiced by men and women today. The stoic philosophy promotes positive emotions, reduces negative ones, and leads stoics to hone in on their morals and virtues. Stoicism focuses heavily on living a happy life built upon good intentions and balanced emotions. Stoic philosophy challenges one to be grateful for their circumstances, even in more challenging times. Unlike most, stoics do not view uncomfortable situations as negative, instead they view them as an opportunity to grow and cultivate patience and perseverance.

They value the life that they were given and strive to be better everyday. These stoic quotes will motivate you and inspire you to be better and see life through a lens of gratitude.

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“To be even minded is the greatest virtue.”

“Waste no more arguing what a good man should be. Be one.”

“When you arise in the morning, think what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”

“We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination that from reality.”

“We can either spend this moment wishing it could be different, or we could embrace this moment.”

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”

““I judge you unfortunate because you have never lived through misfortune. You have passed through life without an opponent—no one can ever know what you are capable of, not even you.”

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”

“Act without expectation.”

“The most common form of despair is not being who you are.”

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