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For those who are facing struggles or may need a little motivation, The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday is a book you might want to pick up and read. It is a page-a-day title that provides bite-sized quotes and philosophies that are quite different from the usual motivational books. The passages shared on its pages are briefly explained so you can easily apply them in your everyday routine.
The Daily Stoic is the type of book you'd want to keep and reread from time to time because of the enduring lessons it offers. Author Ryan Holiday also shares empowering messages to help readers out when going through a rough patch. To give you some ideas, we've selected a few of the lines from the book that might make you ponder or even encourage you today.
Inspiring Quotes and Lessons from The Daily Stoic
“There’s nothing worse than a wolf befriending sheep. Avoid false friendship at all costs. If you are good, straightforward, and well-meaning it should show in your eyes and not escape notice.”
This passage is a reminder to be cautious when building relationships. Stay away from false friends and instead find well-meaning ones. However, it doesn’t only point to others. It also tells that you should be mindful of your own behavior when making friends. It reminds of what Stoicism is about--do not judge other's conduct, but judge your own.
“It never ceases to amaze me: we all love ourselves more than other people, but care more about their opinion than our own.”
Humility is another lesson that you'll learn from The Daily Stoic. All human beings are created equal. Treat others with respect the way you would want others to treat you. Don't lean too much on the opinion of others and yearn for their approval. After all, your opinion of yourself is really what matters to you.
“Dig deep within yourself, for there is a fountain of goodness ever ready to flow if you will keep digging.”
There is goodness in everyone, you just have to keep on seeking it. From day-to-day, you could be wishing for something favorable to happen be it receiving good news, experiencing pleasant weather, or getting good luck. The truth is, goodness doesn't just unfold. It starts with you. Dig up from within and once you find it in your soul and own thoughts, everything else will follow.
“Understand at last that you have something in you more powerful and divine than what causes the bodily passions and pulls you like a mere puppet.”
The Daily Stoic shares in this quote the importance of being in control of your reactions. Bad things may happen but you should not let emotions get the best of you. Negative reactions are exhausting and will keep you from moving forward. Stay calm so you can still be in control and won’t be held back.
“Don’t seek for everything to happen as you wish it would, but rather wish that everything happens as it actually will—then your life will flow well.”
Acceptance is important even if that would mean letting go of the things you long for. Not everything will be in your favor and you don’t have to feel bad about it Failure is a part of growth but if you will wallow on your shortcomings, you will only be dragged down. Accept things, grow, and move forward to the next chapter of your life.
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Struggles are a part of life and it’s good to be reminded of how you are capable to handle adversities. The Daily Stoic is a self-help book that gives you access to tips and inspirations on how you can live a good life through daily doses of Stoic wisdom. Reading this book is like finding a best friend who always has the best advice for you.
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The Daily Stoic offers 366 days of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring all-new translations from the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the playwright Seneca, or slave-turned-philosopher Epictetus, as well as lesser-known luminaries like Zeno, Cleanthes, and Musonius Rufus. Every day of the year you'll find one of their pithy, powerful quotations, as well as historical anecdotes, provocative commentary, and a helpful glossary of Greek terms.
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Ryan Holiday, Stephen Hanselman
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. This latter offered powerful quotations, fresh anecdotes, and insightful commentary on the wisdom of Epictetus, Seneca, and Marcus Aurelius.
As a companion volume for those who already love The Daily Stoic, or as a stylish stand-alone journal, this is perfect for anyone seeking inner peace and clarity in our volatile world.
Get The Daily Stoic Journal: 366 Days of Writing and Reflection on the Art of Living (Hardcover) by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman and other self-help books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.Learn More
Ryan Holiday, Stephen Hanselman
Now Holiday and Hanselman are back with The Daily Stoic Journal, a beautifully designed hardcover journal that features space for morning and evening notes, along with advice for integrating this ancient philosophy into our 21st century lives. Each week readers will discover a specific powerful Stoic practice, explained and presented with related quotations to inspire deeper reflection and application, and each day they will answer a powerful question to help gauge their progress.
Get The Daily Stoic Journal: 366 Days of Writing and Reflection on the Art of Living (Hardcover) by Ryan Holiday, Stephen Hanselman and other self-help books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.Learn More