How to Be a Stoic


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for a pocket sized introduction to Stoic philosophy for living.

A quick summary

A compilation of some of the longest-standing teachings of three great Stoic philosophers. Their words are pithy, wise and somehow ageless, resonating from the 3rd century BC to the present day. The book is short but deep, and will reward re-reading. One to keep to hand while riding life’s highs and lows.


Publisher’s description

‘Don’t hope that events will turn out the way you want, welcome events in whichever way they happen’

How can we cope when life’s events seem beyond our control? These words of consolation and inspiration from the three great Stoic philosophers – Epictetus, Seneca and Marcus Aurelius – offer ancient wisdom on how to face life’s adversities and live well in the world.

One of twenty new books in the bestselling Penguin Great Ideas series. This new selection showcases a diverse list of thinkers who have helped shape our world today, from anarchists to stoics, feminists to prophets, satirists to Zen Buddhists.

Additional information

Format Paperback
Weight 84 g
Dimensions 179 × 111 × 11 mm
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ISBN 9780241475263


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