The Stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.
It belongs to our Christian faith and not to his stoical virtue, to pretend to this divine and miraculous metamorphosis.
Cynicism ... is a withdrawal from the world into blank isolation, while Stoicism is the withdrawal into an inner life , which forms to its votaries an object of the highest enthusiasm. Hence the elation, often hyperbolical, which tinges the stoical austerity; hence the attractiveness of the doctrine and its spread over the world.
It is not reasonings that are wanted now; for there are books stuffed full of stoical reasonings.
Even of death Christianity has made a terror which was unknown to the gay calmness of the Pagan and the stoical repose of the Indian.ouida
Post-structuralism is among other things a kind of theoretical hangover from the failed uprising of ‘68, a way of keeping the revolution warm at the level of language, blending the euphoric libertarianism of that moment with the stoical melancholia of its aftermath.terry eagleton
The stoical scheme of supplying our wants, by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.jonathan swift
The sublime is excited in me by the great stoical doctrine, Obey thyself.ralph waldo emerson
Neither lemonade nor anything else can prevent the inroads of old age. At present, I am stoical under its advances, and hope I shall remain so. I have but one prayer at heart; and that is, to have my faculties so far preserved that I can be useful, in some way or other, to the last.lydia maria child