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Book: Letters from a Stoic

  • The path to honor, life, and wealth is to subtract from your desires.

  • The body should be subservient to the mind. It should exist to serve the mind.

  • The stoics believe that the growth of the spirit comes from the difficulty of the task

  • The stoics believe that good men do not work themselves on mean work or be busy for the sake of being busy

  • An old man who keeps putting off things and who has finished nothing is like an infant.

  • He is ill who is always beginning to live

  • Two particular strong desires is the love of life and the fear of death

  • One way to train yourself morally is by assuming you’re always under the eyes of a moral ideal

  • He who has learnt to die has overcome his two greatest desires: The love of life and the fear of death.