|Title||Lives of the Stoics|
From the bestselling authors of The Daily Stoic comes an inspiring guide to the lives of the Stoics, and what the ancients can teach us about happiness, success, resilience and virtue. Nearly 2,300 years after a ruined merchant named Zeno first established a school on the Stoa Poikile of Athens, Stoicism has found a new audience among those who seek greatness, from athletes to politicians and everyone in between. It's no wonder; the philosophy and its embrace of self-mastery, virtue, and indifference to that which we cannot control is as urgent today as it was in the chaos of the Roman Empire. In Lives of the Stoics, Holiday and Hanselman present the fascinating lives of the men and women who strove to live by the timeless Stoic virtues of Courage. Justice. Temperance. Wisdom. Organized in digestible, mini-biographies of all the well-known--and not so well-known--Stoics, this book vividly brings home what Stoicism was like for the people who loved it and lived it, dusting off powerful lessons to be learned from their struggles and successes. More than a mere history book, every example in these pages, from Epictetus to Marcus Aurelius--slaves to emperors--is designed to help the reader apply philosophy in their own lives. Holiday and Hanselman unveil the core values and ideas that unite figures from Seneca to Cato to Cicero across the centuries. Among them are the idea that self-rule is the greatest empire, that character is fate; how Stoics benefit from preparing not only for success, but failure; and learn to love, not merely accept, the hand they are dealt in life. A treasure of valuable insights and stories, this book can be visited again and again by any reader in search of inspiration from the past.
|Title||Life Lessons from Nietzsche|
The Life Lessons series addresses, in each volume, the work of a great thinker, bringing to light his most relevant ideas for understanding our everyday dilemmas.
"There is a road that no one can travel but you. Don't ask where it leads; go for it." Friedrich Nietzsche
Nietzsche was one of the greatest thinkers that humanity has ever had, and his works influenced and continue to influence the most diverse intellectual, political and artistic currents. He teaches that if we focus on learning from the present we will be able to understand why we exist. Use your restlessness to overcome laziness and work hard to transform yourself into the person you want to be.
Organized by The School of Life, a center of knowledge and well-being founded in London by Alain de Botton, these books show how the voices of wisdom from other times have something inspiring for each of us.
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