The Daily Stoic - Ryan Holiday & Stephen Hanselman

The Daily Stoic

By Ryan Holiday & Stephen Hanselman

  • Release Date: 2016-10-18
  • Genre: Management & Leadership
Score: 4.5
From 1,189 Ratings


From the team that brought you The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy, a daily devotional of Stoic meditations—an instant Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller.

Why have history's greatest minds—from George Washington to Frederick the Great to Ralph Waldo Emerson, along with today's top performers from Super Bowl-winning football coaches to CEOs and celebrities—embraced the wisdom of the ancient Stoics? Because they realize that the most valuable wisdom is timeless and that philosophy is for living a better life, not a classroom exercise.

The Daily Stoic offers 366 days of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring all-new translations from the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the playwright Seneca, or slave-turned-philosopher Epictetus, as well as lesser-known luminaries like Zeno, Cleanthes, and Musonius Rufus. Every day of the year you'll find one of their pithy, powerful quotations, as well as historical anecdotes, provocative commentary, and a helpful glossary of Greek terms.

By following these teachings over the course of a year (and, indeed, for years to come) you'll find the serenity, self-knowledge, and resilience you need to live well.


  • Excellence

    By smoovmoves
    This book has a lot of wisdom and life lessons that can’t be bought. I’ve enjoyed this book to the fullest since I’ve purchased it. Great read to anyone that wants to make wise decisions and pass on life lessons.
  • Great get, use it daily it’s a wonderful companion

    By In Aliis Mundi
    Fantastic daily company, just finished it for the first time and on my bouts for a second. Great book to have with you through your daily adventures for those frustrating moments at work when you sneak away. These always seem to be just what needs to be said
  • Where are my pages?

    By Thomas Eustice
    I loved reading this book but it told me I was finished on January 18th. Where are the rest of my pages? I would like some sort of refund or help. I want to finish the book please, lol
  • A perfect read for people on the go

    By catrohn
    This is a perfect read for busy people like myself. As a PhD student in clinical psychology I can really appreciate reading about the origins of our beloved field which is rooted in Stoic philosophy. I loved reading a page before starting the day in the mornings— One meditation is just enough food for thought to ground you for the whole day. I have referenced this book several times to professors, friends, colleagues, and even in my graduate school interviews! Overall, I believe this book is excellent for anyone who wants to strengthen their self-awareness skills and contains many valuable lessons in every page. I didn’t want this book to end, but I am excited to share the magic of The Daily Stoic to others reading it for the first time. Excellent book!
  • Helpful

    By AlekseyKolchanov
    Easy to consume. I read a chapter every day. Discovered a bunch of new ideas that changed or straightened my view of my life. Appreciate how the book (the philosophy) calls for action. Something I may miss, because I enjoy learning, enjoy reading, but timid to apply the new knowledge in life.
  • A must

    By Msflee
    Ryan Holiday never disappoints
  • Life changing book

    By gainsjames
    If you use what the stoics say, you will become a a stronger and happier man.
  • Profound

    By Alasdf43442457
    This book stuck with me all year and I will continue to reread it over each year.
  • My favorite book.

    By GisCap21
    This book is my bible since 2019…
  • Read it every day in 2022

    By SkiHighNoon
    This book is in my top 10 of all time. Ancient wisdom from the Stoics that rings true and feels modern today. I read it every day as part of my journaling and writing practice. Try it here on iBooks and if you love it, consider picking up a leather bound version by Ryan at his book store, The Painted Porch. That’s why I did, this book is a gem.