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 951 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.


  • 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.
  • Love this book

    By Bigdog12866
    I read and reread it every year. Great reminders on daily thoughts and moving 1 degree at a time, you’ll be astonished on how far you have traveled or changed over that time.
  • Great insight

    By Goku23$%
    A marvelous book about how to live life everyday
  • Easy way to understand stoicism

    By Toxic Tony
    Love reading these daily reminders on how to be a stoic. Something I look foreword to each day!
  • Daily addiction

    By ComplicatedNewyorker
    Required reading to start your day.
  • Terrific

    By AFJ32
    Excellent insights and enlightening
  • A must read !!!

    By ckfsn
    Great Book !!! I read this every year !!!
  • Fantastic way to start each day

    By ACassB
    Great book! Have enjoyed so much and given to others to enjoy. I will read again next year