Tag Archives: Stoicism

The meaning of Life // Viktor Frankl

“We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life — daily and hourly. Our answer must consist, not in talk and mediation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right… Read More »

“We may be powerless to alter certain events, but we remain free to choose our attitude towards them…” // Alain de Botton

“The wise will learn to identify what is necessary and follow it at once, rather than exhaust themselves in protest. When a wise man is told that his suitcase has been lost in transit, he will resign himself in seconds to the fact….. It may sound like a recipe to passivity and quietude…. But Seneca’s… Read More »

“The life of wisdom begins with….practice.” // Epictetus

“The life of wisdom begins with learning how to put principles , such as “We ought not to lie,” into practice. The second step is to demonstrate the truth of the principles, such as why it is we ought not to lie. The third step, which connects the first two, is to indicate why the… Read More »