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The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living:  Featuring new translations of Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius by [Holiday, Ryan, Hanselman, Stephen]
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"Whether you're a lowly cubicle slave or a US Senator, this book will help you find your still center."
Gregory Hays, translatorofThe Modern Library's editionofMarcus Aurelius' Meditations
"A generous gift of guidance on modern living culled from a canon of wisdom hatched long ago."
Maria Popova, editor of Brain Pickings

"A richly rewarding spring of practical wisdom to help you focus on what's in your control, eliminate false and limiting beliefs, and take more effective action. MakeThe Daily Stoicyour guide and you will grow in clarity, effectiveness, and serenity each day!"
Jack Canfield, co-author ofThe Success Principles and theChicken Soup for the Soul(r)series
"The Daily Stoic is a treasure for managingour choices, overcoming self-deception, and learning to act according to the true worth of things while keeping the common good always in view. Caring for the soul in this way makes not only better people, but a stronger society too."
Joseph A. Maciariello, Professor Emeritus atThe Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management;author of The Daily Drucker, The Effective Executive in Action, andA Year with Peter Drucker
"The Daily Stoicoffers all who seek a calm, wise life a daily spiritual anchor. This book will keep you strong across dark times and steady and clear no matter what your circumstances happen to be. Keep this treasure close and it will care for you.
Sharon Lebell, interpreter of The Art of Living by Epictetus"

"The Daily Stoic follows up on the success of [The Obstacle Is The Way] by providing a year of quotations and life lessons drawn from the three great Stoic sages.
The Wall Street Journal
"Whether you're a lowly cubicle slave or a US Senator, this book will help you find your still center."
Gregory Hays, translatorofThe Modern Library's editionofMarcus Aurelius' Meditations
"A generous gift of guidance on modern living culled from a canon of wisdom hatched long ago."
Maria Popova, editor of Brain Pickings

"A richly rewarding spring of practical wisdom to help you focus on what's in your control, eliminate false and limiting beliefs, and take more effective action. MakeThe Daily Stoicyour guide and you will grow in clarity, effectiveness, and serenity each day!"
Jack Canfield, co-author ofThe Success Principles and theChicken Soup for the Soul(r)series
"The Daily Stoic is a treasure for managingour choices, overcoming self-deception, and learning to act according to the true worth of things while keeping the common good always in view. Caring for the soul in this way makes not only better people, but a stronger society too."
Joseph A. Maciariello, Professor Emeritus atThe Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management;author of The Daily Drucker, The Effective Executive in Action, andA Year with Peter Drucker
"The Daily Stoicoffers all who seek a calm, wise life a daily spiritual anchor. This book will keep you strong across dark times and steady and clear no matter what your circumstances happen to be. Keep this treasure close and it will care for you.
Sharon Lebell, interpreter of The Art of Living by Epictetus"

-The Daily Stoic follows up on the success of [The Obstacle Is The Way] by providing a year of quotations and life lessons drawn from the three great Stoic sages.-
--The Wall Street Journal
-Whether you're a lowly cubicle slave or a US Senator, this book will help you find your still center.-
--Gregory Hays, translator of The Modern Library's edition of Marcus Aurelius' Meditations
-A generous gift of guidance on modern living culled from a canon of wisdom hatched long ago.-
--Maria Popova, editor of Brain Pickings

-A richly rewarding spring of practical wisdom to help you focus on what's in your control, eliminate false and limiting beliefs, and take more effective action. Make The Daily Stoic your guide and you will grow in clarity, effectiveness, and serenity each day!-
--Jack Canfield, co-author of The Success Principles(TM) and the Chicken Soup for the Soul(R) series
-The Daily Stoic is a treasure for managing our choices, overcoming self-deception, and learning to act according to the true worth of things while keeping the common good always in view. Caring for the soul in this way makes not only better people, but a stronger society too.-
--Joseph A. Maciariello, Professor Emeritus at The Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management; author of The Daily Drucker, The Effective Executive in Action, and A Year with Peter Drucker
-The Daily Stoic offers all who seek a calm, wise life a daily spiritual anchor. This book will keep you strong across dark times and steady and clear no matter what your circumstances happen to be. Keep this treasure close and it will care for you.-
--Sharon Lebell, interpreter of The Art of Living by Epictetus

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Daily doses of practical, uplifting philosophy from the bestselling author of The Obstacle is the Way.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 417 pages
  • Publisher: Profile Books; Main edition (27 Oct. 2016)
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01KAFIQE6
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,072 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This book clearly articulates a view of life that I have reached at the age of 80 having navigated many paths. Each individual chapter is daily reminder of how to live sensibly an effectively. I have already put much of its wisdom into effect to my great benefit.
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This give a quote for each day of the year, mostly from Seneca, Epictetus or Marcus Aurelius but occasionally from another fragmentary Stoic source. They are divided into three four month groups under the headings Perception, Action and Will, corresponding to well known Stoic precepts and stages of development, then each subdivided divided into four months with its own focus. It could be argued that such an arrangement works best if actually starting on 1st Jan rather than at a random point in the year, but on the other hand it could be argued that someone is likely to read this book year upon year anyway. It does mean that quotes several days in a row tend to revolve around a similar idea, but it's intended to be a book of progression rather than variety.

As to the selected quotes (newly translated by the authors), sometimes I feel that they are taken a bit out of context. The additional commentaries sometimes feel a bit random in not always obviously relating directly to the quote, and I agree with another reviewer here that they're not always well written and often fall into a cheerleading "Whoo! Yeah! You can do it if you really try!" mode rather than being genuinely Stoic. (I have seen similar criticism of Holiday's previous books - which I should stress I haven't read - that is to say that they seem more about success in business than Stoicism and the practice of virtue.)

It's OK as a basic introduction to Stoic thought. It will do its job if it piques the interest of the reader into deeper exploration of the original sources rather than being relied on as a self-contained text.
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I have bought two copies , one for my travels. I cannot speak more highly of this book, its teachings and presentation. They give clarity and focus to your life. A constant guide when the path seems unclear.
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Consistently impressed with Ryan Holiday's body of work. This is another well thought-out, action orientated and easy to read text. I have been a long time fan of Stoic philosophy but find much of the texts "too heavy" to understand. Ryan has taken this philosophy and made it understandable for today's audience—which I appreciate. Thanks, Ryan.
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An inspiring read that acts as the perfect introduction to stoic philosophy.

As well as getting an insight from some of history's most amazing minds, Ryan lays it out in a digestible and and modern way. Each page is gold, so don't wait any longer. Get this book now. It will change how you think!
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What more can I say about Ryan Holiday other than, if you haven't bought this book then buy it! I've read everything he's written and I find this book on Stoicism so amazing. Probably his best book yet. You can either read one page a day or read the whole thing at once like I did; one things for sure though, you will definitely gain so much from it.
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This is a brilliant book for getting your fix of Stoic wisdom each day. I've made a habit of contemplating a meditation each morning and this book has definitely helped.
I think it would also be a great starting point for someone just getting into Stoicism before diving deeper into the classic texts.
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The format is great, it is exactly what Alain de Botton suggested, but I hadn't seen implemented in secular world. The quotes from the stoics are what they are, but the commentary that follows at times is really poor. Looks like it was written in a hurry and without too much thought. Some of the things he says make one question whether Holiday himself actually believes in what he is writing on. The commentary is of substance that anyone could come up with in twenty seconds after reading a quote. A much needed framework/calendar, but poorly executed.

I have been reading it daily before going to bed and right after waking up for a month now. It's much harder to open a random page in Epictetus, Seneca, and Aurelius and commit to reading it than to just open the page that has today's date on it. It's great that they published it, but let's work on improving it.
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