Sampling the teaching of the great Stoic thinkers, Holiday shares the ancient wisdom of the philosophy embraced by some of history’s greatest achievers, from emperors to activists and artists to sportsmen. Presenting stoicism in a digestible form, Holiday shows how anyone can improve their life, self-knowledge and resilience through finding their inner Stoic.
Where can you find joy? What's the true measure of success? How should we manage anger? Find meaning? Conquer grief? The answers to these questions and more lie at the heart of Stoic philosophy.
The Daily Stoic is a compelling, accessible guide to living a good life, offering daily doses of this classic wisdom. Long the secret weapon of history's great figures, from emperors to artists and activists to fighter pilots, the principles of Stoicism have shone brightly through the centuries as a philosophy for doers. Tested in the laboratory of human experience over the last two thousand years, this timeless knowledge is essential to navigating the complexities of modern life.
The Daily Stoic offers a daily devotional of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring all-new translations from the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the playwright Seneca, and the slave-turned-philosopher Epictetus, as well as diamonds like Zeno, Cleanthes and Musonius Rufus. On each page, one for every day of the year, you'll find one of their pithy, powerful quotations, as well as historical anecdotes and provocative commentary to help you tackle any problem or approach any goal. By following these teachings over the course of a year (and, indeed, for years to come) you'll find the serenity, self-knowledge, and resilience you need to live well.
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 194 x 126 x 26 mm
'If Stoicism is becoming trendy, you can credit, or blame, Mr. Holiday.' - New York Times
'The Daily Stoic follows up on the success of [The Obstacle Is The Way] by providing a year of quotations and life lessons drawn from the three great Stoic sages.' - Wall Street Journal
'A generous gift of guidance on modern living culled from a canon of wisdom hatched long ago.' - Maria Popova, editor of Brain Pickings
'A richly rewarding spring of practical wisdom to help you focus on what's in your control, eliminate false and limiting beliefs, and take more effective action. Make The Daily Stoic your guide and you will grow in clarity, effectiveness, and serenity each day!' - Jack Canfield, co-author of The Success Principles and the Chicken Soup for the Soul
'A treasure for managing our choices, overcoming self-deception, and learning to act according to the true worth of things.' - Joseph A. Maciariello, author of The Daily Drucker
'Whether you're a lowly cubicle slave or a US Senator, this book will help you find your still center.' - Gregory Hays, translator of The Modern Library's edition of Marcus Aurelius' 'Meditations'; Professor of Classics and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Virginia
'The Daily Stoic is a treasure for managing our choices, overcoming self-deception, and learning to act according to the true worth of things while keeping the common good always in view. Caring for the soul in this way makes not only better people, but a stronger society too.' - Joseph A. Maciariello, Professor Emeritus at Drucker and Ito Graduate Management School; author of The Daily Drucker, The Effective Executive in Action, and A Year with Peter Drucker
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