The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living

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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 today's top performers from Super Bowl-winning football coaches to CEOs and celebrities--embraced the wisdom of the ancient Stoics? Because they realize that the most valuable wisdom is timeless and that philosophy is for living a better life, not a classroom exercise.

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.

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.

 

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Yesterday, I completed a year's worth of daily readings from The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday. Each day, there was a short passage from the likes of Seneca, Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius and Holiday ... Read full review

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Read it any way you want This reads like the Stoic equivalent of a daily devotional book. Lacking patience to keep it open on my to-read list for a full year, I read it over several days/weeks. This ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
THE Discipline of Action
133
VIRTUE AND KINDNESS
295
MEDITATION ON MORTALITY
357
STAYING STOIC
389
A worD on THE TRANSLATIONS REFERENCES AND sources
403
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Ryan Holiday is one of the world's foremost thinkers and writers on ancient philosophy and its place in everyday life. He is a sought-after speaker, strategist, and the author of many bestselling books including The Obstacle Is the Way; Ego Is the Enemy; The Daily Stoic; and the #1 New York Times bestseller Stillness Is the Key. His books have been translated into over 30 languages and read by over two million people worldwide. He lives outside Austin, Texas, with his family.

Stephen Hanselman has worked for more than three decades in publishing as a bookseller, publisher and literary agent. He is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, where he received a master's degree while also studying extensively in Harvard's philosophy department. He lives with his family in South Orange, New Jersey.

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