The Daily Stoic

The Daily Stoic Summary

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. 

Book Reviews

Toxic Tony

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


Fantastic way to start each day5 star

Great book! Have enjoyed so much and given to others to enjoy. I will read again next year55


Insightful5 star

Great book to read each day and ponder of the ideas of the Stoic and how it still relates to us today.55

Tim Jennings

Daily philosophical advise3 star

Daily philosophical advise for life that I lost interest in. I guess I’m not Stoic.35


Stoicism2 star

Despite the author's claim that Stoicism is not the unfeeling philosophy we have come to know it as, that is definitely what I found this collection of philosophical quotes to be. If you are looking to affirm your bootstrap moral code that is built on soulless "shoulds", then this is the book for you. There are definitely some classic gems to be mined from these dauntless thinkers.25


The Daily Stoic5 star

So appreciate your daily words clarifying what is / should be how we live our lives. Thank you.55


The Daily Stoic5 star

Good stuff, great reading to get you mind right before taking on the day.55

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