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Patience in time

Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. if you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time.

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The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.

 

Inspirational

Epictetus on reason.

“Reason is not measured by size or height, but by principle.”

- Epictetus

Epictetus (c. 55–c. 135) was a Stoic philosopher of Greek origin born in Asia Minor. 22 more words

Odds And Ends

In praise of the stiff upper lip

Stoicism is the ethics of fortitude. No human life can escape vicissitude and so, given its inevitability, why not develop an attitude that enables trouble to be borne with equanimity? 534 more words

Miscellaneous

Personal Branding – who owns brand U?

Personal branding is very important in everyone’s world as we strive to create a niche for ourselves whether we are employed, self-employed or looking for opportunities but do you own ‘brand you’? 698 more words

The Overlooked Stoic – Musonius Rufus

Originally Published on Stoicism Today on February 28 2015

             Epictetus, Seneca and Marcus Aurelius. These are the most commonly cited Stoic philosophers for good reason. Unlike other Stoics of antiquity, their works survive in quantity. 553 more words

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Is Vegetarianism Stoic?

Originally Published on Stoicism Today on March 1 2015

             As a student of Stoicism, I began, like most practitioners, by adopting its basic tenets. I learned to practice mindfulness, negative-visualization, acceptance of inevitability and of course emotional control. 628 more words

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