A stoic quote by Epictetus from Enchiridion 26

When somebody’s wife or child dies, to a man we all routinely say, ‘Well, that’s part of life.’ But if one of our own family is involved, then right away it’s ‘Poor, poor me!’ We would do better to remember how we react when a similar loss afflicts others. ― Epictetus Enchiridion 26

A stoic quote by Epictetus from Enchiridion 33.2

When you’re called upon to speak, then speak, but never about banalities like gladiators, horses, sports, food and drink – common-place stuff. Above all don’t gossip about people, praising, blaming or comparing them. ― Epictetus Enchiridion 33.2

A stoic quote by Epictetus from Enchiridion 43

If your brother mistreats you, don’t try to come to grips with it by dwelling on the wrong he’s done (because that approach makes it unbearable); remind yourself that he’s your brother, that you two grew up together; then you’ll find that you can bear it. ― Epictetus Enchiridion 43

A stoic quote by Marcus Aurelius

It never ceases to amaze me: we all love ourselves more than other people, but care more about their opinion than our own. ― Marcus Aurelius None

A stoic quote by Marcus Aurelius

Think of the life you have lived until now as over and, as a dead man, see what’s left as a bonus and live it according to Nature. Love the hand that fate deals you and play it as your own, for what could be more fitting? ― Marcus Aurelius None

A stoic quote by Marcus Aurelius from Meditations II.11

Death and life, honor and dishonor, pain and pleasure — all these things equally happen to good men and bad, being things which make us neither better nor worse. Therefore they are neither good nor evil. ― Marcus Aurelius Meditations II.11

A stoic quote by Marcus Aurelius from Meditations III.3

What does all this mean? You have embarked, made the voyage, and come to the shore; get out. If indeed to another life, there is no want of gods, not even there. But if to a state without sensation, you will cease to be held by pains and pleasures, and to be a slave to the vessel. ― Marcus Aurelius Meditations III.3

A stoic quote by Marcus Aurelius from Meditations IV.12

A man should always have these two rules in readiness: one, to do only whatever the reason of the ruling and legislating faculty may suggest for the use of men; the other, to change your opinion, if anyone sets you right and dissuades you from any opinion. ― Marcus Aurelius Meditations IV.12