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THE STOICS

Virtue is the only good and vice the only evil, with everything else being indifferent.

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Stoicism teaches us that happiness is found in accepting the present moment and not in external possessions or status.

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The Stoics believed that we must live according to nature, understanding and embracing our place in the cosmos.

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Emotions are the product of false judgments; to achieve tranquility, one must correct these errors of thought

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Wisdom, courage, justice, and temperance are the cardinal virtues that guide a Stoic’s life.

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The rational soul is what distinguishes humans, and it is through reason that we align ourselves with the universe.

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The Stoic sage is indifferent to pain and pleasure, focusing instead on maintaining a virtuous character.

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True freedom is achieved by mastering one’s desires and fears, thereby achieving inner peace.

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Stoics practice premeditatio malorum, the anticipation of potential misfortunes, to build resilience.

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The Stoic philosophy emphasizes that we cannot control external events, only our responses to them.

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Living a simple life, free from unnecessary desires, is a cornerstone of Stoic practice.

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The Stoics advocate for cosmopolitanism, recognizing all humans as part of a single, rational community.

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Marcus Aurelius, a Roman Emperor and Stoic philosopher, exemplified the application of Stoic principles in governance and daily life.

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Epictetus taught that external circumstances are beyond our control, but we can control our attitudes and actions

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Seneca’s writings on Stoicism highlight the importance of mindfulness and self-reflection in achieving a tranquil mind.

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CURATOR'S NOTE

Discover the timeless wisdom of "The Stoics" by F.H. Sandbach, where ancient teachings on virtue, reason, and tranquility offer profound insights for modern living.

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