Stoic Quotes

“Don’t gussy up your thoughts.”

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Book 3.5

This is where you will be able to find all the quotes used in the blog post. They are categorized by the author and each have their own page. The resources I’m offering here will help you to easily find the quotes made by the writers of ancient times. To help you locate the quotes faster you’ll see the references as I’ve tried my best to make it as complete as I could, if you see some errors, please let me know.

Below you can find links to each author and go directly to their pages of quotes. Please feel free to use them for your own work or inspiration. A link to the page would be very much appreciated. We can see a lot of quotes popping up online, but there aren’t many with their references. The Stoic quotes I’ve seen are often difficult to locate, that’s why I hope that this resource of quotes will add to that missing information.

Besides that, this process of writing has shown me that there are a lot of false quotes out there. We must remain vigilant and if not sure, try not to use them. Gregory Sadler, a philosopher and professor, has made several videos debunking wrong quotes attributed to some of the most famous philosophers we know. Here are the links to some of his videos: Aristotle, Plato, Marcus Aurelius. Be mindful of the quotes you use and check their origin.

Here are the links to the Stoic quotes and others, that I’ve use throughout my blog.

Marcus Aurelius quotes

Click here to go to the page of Marcus Aurelius quotes. If you want to learn a bit more about Marcus Aurelius, here is a little introduction.

Marcus Aurelius is one of the most quoted Stoics. His book, The Meditations, has been widely read for over 2000 years. Besides that, his entries are often fairly short and pack a lot of wisdom in them. This list is good to use as a resources or great to read through to get some inspiration and wisdom.

Epictetus Quotes

How to be alone. "To have what concerns you dependent on nobody but yourself." Epictetus
How to be Alone

Click here to go to the page of Epictetus quotes. If you want to learn a bit more about Epictetus, here is a little introduction.

Epictetus was born a slave but passed away as one of the most renowned Stoic teachers. He never wrote anything himself, but a student of his, Arrian, took detailed notes of his teaching. That’s where we can find a lot of his quotes. Although I think he is a bit obscure with the great public, his wisdom deserves to be better known.

Seneca Quotes

Click here to go to the page of Seneca quotes. If you want to learn a bit more about Seneca, here is a little introduction.

The quotes Seneca left us with have a beauty that is not quickly surpassed by any of the other writers. His eloquence offers the mind great contemplation wrapped in a layer of sweet words. This list will show you the best of his work and will offer your mind a treat of wonderful insights.

Michel de Montaigne

Click here to go to the page of Michel de Montaigne quotes. If you want to learn a bit more about Michel de Montaigne, here is a little introduction.

Michel de Montaigne was a sixteenth century philosopher who was greatly influenced by the Stoics. We can see many reference of Seneca is his essays. His quotes provide a great bridge from the ancient world to what we know now about Stoicism. His quotes can’t be left out from these lists.

Cicero Quotes

Click here to go to the page of Cicero Quotes.

Why our mirror fails to reflect

Although not a Stoic himself, he did refer to a lot of the Stoic works. We know a lot about Stoicism from his works because so much of it was handed down to us. Here are the ones I used in my blog and this list will keep on growing for sure.

Other Quotes

Click here to go to the page of Other Quotes.

Then there is a list of other authors I’ve used throughout my writings. Such as Freud, Bruce Lee, Isaac Asimov, and more. These have sparked in me a certain view of the world that I found matching with my thoughts. I wouldn’t want to keep them from you.

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6 thoughts on “Stoic Quotes

  • 19 December 2022 at 15:37

    I love to read through collections of quotes; they often reflect something new or help provide a mindset shift. Thanks for sharing these!

    • 8 January 2023 at 19:04

      I’m glad to hear that you like it. I have the same feeling when reading quotes.

  • 19 December 2022 at 17:15

    Wow, I don’t know the authors by names, but I like reading quotes. So, its interesting to check these. Thank you for sharing these amazing quotes!

    • 8 January 2023 at 19:05

      Thank you, Fransic. It’s always nice to read quotes, I agree. These are some of the big names in Stoicis today. At least because some of their writing and thoughts has survived.

  • 26 December 2022 at 01:26

    Love the Epictetus quote. Although I have people around me I’m often most content on my own and happy with the fact that I can definitely rely on myself.

    • 8 January 2023 at 19:07

      Thank you for sharing that with me. Relying on oneself is very important for a healthy existence.


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