The Daily Stoic

The Daily Stoic Summary

From the team that brought you The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy, a 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.

Book Reviews


Life changing book5 star

If you use what the stoics say, you will become a a stronger and happier man.55


Profound5 star

This book stuck with me all year and I will continue to reread it over each year.55


My favorite book.5 star

This book is my bible since 2019…55


Read it every day in 20225 star

This book is in my top 10 of all time. Ancient wisdom from the Stoics that rings true and feels modern today. I read it every day as part of my journaling and writing practice. Try it here on iBooks and if you love it, consider picking up a leather bound version by Ryan at his book store, The Painted Porch. That’s why I did, this book is a gem.55


Love this book5 star

I read and reread it every year. Great reminders on daily thoughts and moving 1 degree at a time, you’ll be astonished on how far you have traveled or changed over that time.55


Great insight4 star

A marvelous book about how to live life everyday45

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Easy way to understand stoicism5 star

Love reading these daily reminders on how to be a stoic. Something I look foreword to each day!55


Daily addiction5 star

Required reading to start your day.55


Terrific5 star

Excellent insights and enlightening55


A must read !!!5 star

Great Book !!! I read this every year !!!55

Other Books by Ryan Holiday & Stephen Hanselman

The Obstacle Is the Way


The Obstacle Is the Way
4.5     1456
Ego Is the Enemy


Ego Is the Enemy
4.5     983
Stillness Is the Key


Stillness Is the Key
4.5     629

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