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26 Stoic Quotes About Life, Time, Perceptions, Illusions

1. "It’s not that we have little time, but more that we waste a good deal of it." (Seneca) Click to tweet

It’s not that we have little time, but more that we waste a good deal of it. (Seneca);  #StoicQuotes
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2. "Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life." (Seneca) Click to tweet

Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life. (Seneca);  #StoicQuotes
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3. "Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. (Marcus Aurelius);  #StoicQuotes
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4. "Life is a slow treadmill. People who stand still are actually going behind." (Live Math Money) Click to tweet

Life is a slow treadmill. People who stand still are actually going behind. (Live Math Money);  #StoicQuotes
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5. "There is no beginning and there is no end to time. There is only your perception of time." (Zen Proverb) Click to tweet

There is no beginning and there is no end to time. There is only your perception of time. (Zen Proverb);  #StoicQuotes
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6. "When the pools of perception are clear, everything appears ‘as is’." (Zen Proverb) Click to tweet

When the pools of perception are clear, everything appears ‘as is’. (Zen Proverb);  #StoicQuotes
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7. "When we become fixed in our perceptions we lose our ability to fly." (Mingyur Rinpoche) Click to tweet

When we become fixed in our perceptions we lose our ability to fly. (Mingyur Rinpoche);  #StoicQuotes
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8. "Remember that your perception of the world is a reflection of your state of consciousness." (Eckhart Tolle) Click to tweet

Remember that your perception of the world is a reflection of your state of consciousness. (Eckhart Tolle);  #StoicQuotes
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9. "Be disentangled from all perceptions. They are not you." (Brian Thompson) Click to tweet

Be disentangled from all perceptions. They are not you. (Brian Thompson);  #StoicQuotes
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10. "Understand: in life as in war, nothing ever happens just as you expect it to." (Robert Greene) Click to tweet

Understand: in life as in war, nothing ever happens just as you expect it to. (Robert Greene);  #StoicQuotes
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11. "Realists are not afraid to look at the harsh circumstances of life." (Robert Greene) Click to tweet

Realists are not afraid to look at the harsh circumstances of life. (Robert Greene);  #StoicQuotes
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12. "Life isn’t always about doing the things we like to do. It’s about doing things we have to do." (David Goggins) Click to tweet

Life isn’t always about doing the things we like to do. It’s about doing things we have to do. (David Goggins);  #StoicQuotes
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13. "Life will punch you in the face if your head gets too big. Don’t ever pretend, don’t lie, don’t feel superior. Just be honest and do your own thing." (Maxime Lagace) Click to tweet

Life will punch you in the face if your head gets too big. Don’t ever pretend, don’t lie, don’t feel superior. Just be honest and do your own thing. (Maxime Lagace);  #StoicQuotes
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14. "The ordinary objects of human endeavour – property, outward success, luxury – have always seemed to me contemptible." (Albert Einstein) Click to tweet

The ordinary objects of human endeavour – property, outward success, luxury – have always seemed to me contemptible. (Albert Einstein);  #StoicQuotes
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15. "You are not affected by reality itself but by your interpretation of reality. A change of perspective changes everything."Click to tweet

You are not affected by reality itself but by your interpretation of reality. A change of perspective changes everything.FALSE
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16. "Why do you so earnestly seek the truth in distant places? Look for delusion and truth in the bottom of your own hearts." (Ryokan) Click to tweet

Why do you so earnestly seek the truth in distant places? Look for delusion and truth in the bottom of your own hearts. (Ryokan);  #StoicQuotes
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17. "Drop your concepts, drop your opinions, drop your prejudices, drop your judgments, and you will see that." (Anthony de Mello) Click to tweet

Drop your concepts, drop your opinions, drop your prejudices, drop your judgments, and you will see that. (Anthony de Mello);  #StoicQuotes
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18. "Assume life will be really tough, and then ask if you can handle it. If the answer is yes, you’ve won." (Charlie Munger) Click to tweet

Assume life will be really tough, and then ask if you can handle it. If the answer is yes, you’ve won. (Charlie Munger);  #StoicQuotes
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19. "Success is the enemy of learning. It can deprive you of the time and the incentive to start over. Beginner’s mind also needs beginner’s time." (Naval Ravikant) Click to tweet

Success is the enemy of learning. It can deprive you of the time and the incentive to start over. Beginner’s mind also needs beginner’s time. (Naval Ravikant);  #StoicQuotes
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20. "Not everything requires a response. This is truth for many things in life and almost everything in the news."Click to tweet

Not everything requires a response. This is truth for many things in life and almost everything in the news.FALSE
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21. "Forget everything else. Keep hold of this alone and remember it: each of us lives only now, this brief instant. The rest has been lived already, or is impossible to see." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

Forget everything else. Keep hold of this alone and remember it: each of us lives only now, this brief instant. The rest has been lived already, or is impossible to see. (Marcus Aurelius);  #StoicQuotes
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22. "The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyong themselves." (Alan Watts) Click to tweet

The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyong themselves. (Alan Watts);  #StoicQuotes
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23. "Events in life mean nothing if you do not reflect on them in a deep way, and ideas from books are pointless if they have no application to life as you live it." (Robert Greene) Click to tweet

Events in life mean nothing if you do not reflect on them in a deep way, and ideas from books are pointless if they have no application to life as you live it. (Robert Greene);  #StoicQuotes
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24. "Concentrate every minute like a roman— like a man— on doing what’s in front of you with precise and genuine seriousness, tenderly, willingly, with justice. And on freeing yourself from all other distractions." (Marcus Aurelius) Click to tweet

Concentrate every minute like a roman— like a man— on doing what’s in front of you with precise and genuine seriousness, tenderly, willingly, with justice. And on freeing yourself from all other distractions. (Marcus Aurelius);  #StoicQuotes
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25. "Drama provides a convenient distraction. We light small fires and busy ourselves with putting them out. Short term “emergencies” give us an excuse to ignore the long term issues that we don’t wish to acknowledge."Click to tweet

Drama provides a convenient distraction. We light small fires and busy ourselves with putting them out. Short term “emergencies” give us an excuse to ignore the long term issues that we don’t wish to acknowledge.FALSE
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26. "A person who has built his life around pleasure is bound to be disillusioned. Hedonism is not sustainable, and it leaves a person empty. We are not meant to experience sustained pleasure. Therefore, to cope with the drab routine of daily existence, one must find meaning somewhere."Click to tweet