Lives Of The Stoics

Lives of the Stoics
Publisher Penguin
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Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780525541882
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Instant New York Times Advice & Business Bestseller, USA Today Bestseller, and Wall Street Journal #1 Bestseller! A New York Times Noteworthy Pick and a "stellar work" by Publishers Weekly From the bestselling authors of The Daily Stoic comes an inspiring guide to the lives of the Stoics, and what the ancients can teach us about happiness, success, resilience and virtue. Nearly 2,300 years after a ruined merchant named Zeno first established a school on the Stoa Poikile of Athens, Stoicism has found a new audience among those who seek greatness, from athletes to politicians and everyone in between. It's no wonder; the philosophy and its embrace of self-mastery, virtue, and indifference to that which we cannot control is as urgent today as it was in the chaos of the Roman Empire. In Lives of the Stoics, Holiday and Hanselman present the fascinating lives of the men and women who strove to live by the timeless Stoic virtues of Courage. Justice. Temperance. Wisdom. Organized in digestible, mini-biographies of all the well-known--and not so well-known--Stoics, this book vividly brings home what Stoicism was like for the people who loved it and lived it, dusting off powerful lessons to be learned from their struggles and successes. More than a mere history book, every example in these pages, from Epictetus to Marcus Aurelius--slaves to emperors--is designed to help the reader apply philosophy in their own lives. Holiday and Hanselman unveil the core values and ideas that unite figures from Seneca to Cato to Cicero across the centuries. Among them are the idea that self-rule is the greatest empire, that character is fate; how Stoics benefit from preparing not only for success, but failure; and learn to love, not merely accept, the hand they are dealt in life. A treasure of valuable insights and stories, this book can be visited again and again by any reader in search of inspiration from the past.

Lives of the Stoics
  • Author : Ryan Holiday,Stephen Hanselman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-09-29

Instant New York Times Advice & Business Bestseller, USA Today Bestseller, and Wall Street Journal #1 Bestseller! A New York Times Noteworthy Pick and a "stellar work" by Publishers Weekly From the bestselling authors of The Daily Stoic comes an inspiring guide to the lives of the Stoics, and what the ancients

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Lives of the Stoics
  • Author : Ryan Holiday,Stephen Hanselman
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 2020-09-24

For millennia, Stoicism has been the ancient philosophy that attracts those who seek greatness, from athletes to politicians and everyone in between. And no wonder: its embrace of self-mastery, virtue and indifference to that which we cannot control has much to offer those grappling with today's chaotic world. But who

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Lives of the Stoics
  • Author : Ryan Holiday,Stephen Hanselman
  • Publisher : Portfolio
  • Release Date : 2020

"Holiday and Hanselman present the ... lives of the men and women who strove to live by the timeless Stoic virtues of courage, justice, temperance, [and] wisdom. Organized in digestible, mini-biographies of all the well-known--and not so well-known--Stoics, this book ... brings home what Stoicism was like for the people who loved

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The Daily Stoic
  • Author : Ryan Holiday,Stephen Hanselman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-10-18

From the team that brought you The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy, a beautiful daily devotional of Stoic meditations—an instant Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller. Why have history's greatest minds—from George Washington to Frederick the Great to Ralph Waldo Emerson, along with

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The Daily Stoic Journal
  • Author : Ryan Holiday,Stephen Hanselman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017

Ryan Holiday has led the popular revival of stoicism since 2014, with his acclaimed bestsellers The Obstacle is the Way, Ego is the Enemy, and-in partnership with Stephen Hanselman-The Daily Stoic. The latter offered powerful quotations, fresh anecdotes, and insightful commentary about the wisdom of Epictetus, Seneca, and Marcus Aurelius. Now

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Lessons in Stoicism
  • Author : John Sellars
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2019-09-05

How can Stoicism inspire us to lead more enjoyable lives? In the past few years, Stoicism has been making a comeback. But what exactly did the Stoics believe? In Lessons in Stoicism, philosopher John Sellars weaves together the key ideas of the three great Roman Stoics -- Seneca, Epictetus and

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Stoicism and the Art of Happiness
  • Author : Donald Robertson
  • Publisher : Teach Yourself
  • Release Date : 2018-09-06

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

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How to Be a Stoic
  • Author : Massimo Pigliucci
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2017-05-09

In the tradition of How to Live and How Proust Can Change Your Life, a philosopher asks how ancient Stoicism can help us flourish today Whenever we worry about what to eat, how to love, or simply how to be happy, we are worrying about how to lead a good

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A Guide to the Good Life
  • Author : William B. Irvine
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-11-04

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

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A Handbook for New Stoics
  • Author : Massimo Pigliucci,Gregory Lopez
  • Publisher : The Experiment
  • Release Date : 2019-05-14

A pragmatic philosophy more popular than ever—here are 52 ancient lessons to help you overcome adversity and find tranquility in the modern world Stress often comes from situations that are beyond our control—such as preparing for a meeting, waiting for test results, or arguing with a loved one. But

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Perennial Seller
  • Author : Ryan Holiday
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-07-18

The book that Inc. says "every entrepreneur should read" and an FT Book of the Month selection... How did the movie The Shawshank Redemption fail at the box office but go on to gross more than $100 million as a cult classic? How did The 48 Laws of Power miss the bestseller

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The Little Book of Stoicism
  • Author : Jonas Salzgeber
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-01-28

This compelling, highly actionable guide shows you how to deal more effectively with whatever life throws at you and live up to your best self. A mix of timeless wisdom and empowering advice, The Little Book of Stoicism will point the way to anyone seeking a calm and wise life

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Epictetus
  • Author : A. A. Long
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2002

A.A. Long, a leading scholar of later ancient philosophy, gives the definitive presentation of the thought of Epictetus for a broad readership, showing its continued relevance.

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Can You Hear Me Now
  • Author : Celina Caesar-Chavannes
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Release Date : 2021-02-02

In Can You Hear Me Now?, Celina Caesar-Chavannes digs deep into her childhood and her life as a young Black woman entrepreneur and politician, and shows us that effective and humane leaders grow as much from their mistakes and vulnerabilities as from their strengths. Celina Caesar-Chavannes, already a breaker of

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The Stoic Challenge  A Philosopher s Guide to Becoming Tougher  Calmer  and More Resilient
  • Author : William B. Irvine
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03

A practical, refreshingly optimistic guide that uses centuries-old wisdom to help us better cope with the stresses of modern living. Some people bounce back in response to setbacks; others break. We often think that these responses are hardwired, but fortunately this is not the case. Stoicism offers us an alternative

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