The Little Book Of Stoicism - Jonas Salzgeber

The Little Book of Stoicism

Timeless Wisdom to Gain Resilience, Confidence, and Calmness

“How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself?”
– Epictetus, Stoic philosopher

Where can you find joy? Gain strength? How should we face our fears? Deal with the death of a loved one? And what about those reoccurring depressing thoughts?

While traditional schooling doesn’t address such questions, it’s exactly what ancient schools of philosophy were all about: They taught you how to live. Even though these schools don’t exist anymore, you and I and most people are in as much need of a philosophy that guides us through life as we ever were.

This compelling, highly actionable guide shows you how to deal more effectively with whatever life throws at you and live up to your best self.

A mix of timeless wisdom and empowering advice, The Little Book of Stoicism will point the way to anyone seeking a calm and wise life in a chaotic world.

What You Will Learn In This Book

Whatever you’re going through, there’s advice from the Stoics. Despite the philosophy’s age, its wisdom often feels surprisingly modern and fresh, and its value in the quest for a happy and meaningful life is undeniable.

  • Proven ways to improve emotional resilience so others can’t push your buttons anymore.
  • How to get off that emotional roller coaster, reduce negative emotions, gain tranquility, and stay calm in the midst of a storm.
  • Live by a set of proven values and develop positive qualities such as courage, patience, self-discipline, perseverance, and reasonableness.
  • The simplest idea to boost your self-confidence so you’ll feel calm and safe no matter what.
  • Practical strategies to improve your moment to moment awareness and handle yourself and your actions better in a chaotic world.
  • A new approach to explain this complex philosophy to a five-year-old.
  • 55 practices that help you translate the wisdom from book page to action in the real world.

Who Is The Little Book of Stoicism For?

The Ambitious
If you strive to be the best you can be, this wisdom will take you to the next level.

The Athlete
For the perseverance, self-discipline, and mental strength you need day in, day out.

The Curious
What is this ancient philosophy everyone is talking about?

The Student
Impress with your mature attitude and calmness in the face of adversity.

The Mom or Dad
Deal effectively with the screaming and other wearying challenges of a family.

The Hard-Worker
Take back your power and find balance in an often overwhelming world.

The Struggler
There’s light at the end of the tunnel. Stoicism helps you calm down and find the light reliably.

Why People Love Stoicism

"For those of us who live our lives in the real world, there is one branch of philosophy created just for us: Stoicism. It doesn’t concern itself with complicated theories about the world, but with helping us overcome destructive emotions and act on what can be acted upon. Just like an entrepreneur, it’s built for action, not endless debate." 

 Ryan Holiday,
Author, Entrepreneur

"Stoic philosophy is actually supremely practical. It helps us step outside of our thoughts and be aware of them instead of being imprisoned by them – a skill that’s essential to the “art of living.”

– Arianna Huffington,

"Stoicism is about the domestication, not necessarily the elimination, of emotions. It is not about turning humans into vegetables. My idea of the modern Stoic sage is someone who transforms fear into prudence, pain into information, mistakes into initiation, and desire into undertaking."

– Nassim Nicholas Taleb,

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About the Author

Jonas Salzgeber is an author and writes for a small army of remarkable people at On his quest to be the best he can be he stumbled upon Stoicism – and got hooked. At the core of this applicable philosophy lies the goal of leading a happy life even (especially) in the face of adversity.

His practical rather than academic writing style helps people with the most important step: to put the wisdom from book page to action. Jonas shares Stoic strategies so people gain back their confidence and feel ready to deal effectively with whatever life throws at them.

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