The Daily Stoic

The Daily Stoic

366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living

Book - 2016
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Penguin Putnam

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. 

Baker & Taylor
The author of The Obstacle Is the Way presents a daily devotional of Stoic wisdom, combining new translations of Seneca, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius by Stephen Hanselman with calls to further reflectionùand actionùwhich will help readers overcome obstacles and achieve greater satisfaction.

& Taylor

Presents a daily devotional of Stoic wisdom, anecdotes, commentary, and exercises which, when followed over the course of a year, will help readers find serenity and self-knowledge.

Publisher: New York : Portfolio, 2016
ISBN: 9780735211735
Branch Call Number: 188 H717d
Characteristics: 404 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Hanselman, Stephen


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Nov 24, 2018

I really, really did not like this book. It has quotes by Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, Epictetus and others. The quotations are wonderful. BUT on each page there is a quote of a line or two and THEN the author who is definitely not up to the level of these philosophers takes it upon himself to explain what the meaning is. He manages mostly to just be obvious and trivial.


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