Various well-bred moralities had already discreetly offered him their services: disillusioned epicureanism, smiling tolerance, resignation, common sense stoicism all the aids whereby a man may savour, minute by minute, like a connoisseur, the failure of a life.
'Tis pride , rank pride, and haughtiness of soul : I think the Romans call it stoicism.
With what scientific stoicism he walks through the land of wonders , unwondering …
This gentleman’s stoicism was of that not uncommon kind, which enables a man to bear with exemplary fortitude the afflictions of his friends, but renders him, by way of counterpoise, rather selfish and sensitive in respect of any that happen to befall himself.
I remember that she made me laugh more than I liked; for I was, at that time, an eager scholar of ethics , and had tasted the sweets of solitude and stoicism, and I found something profane in the hours of amusing gossip into which she drew me...
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.
What was best in the Cynic doctrine passed over into stoicism, which was an altogether more complete and rounded philosophy.
stoicism, unlike the earlier purely Greek philosophies, is emotionally narrow, and in a certain sense fanatical; but it also contains religious elements of which the world felt the need, and which the Greeks seemed unable to supply.
There is, in fact, an element of sour grapes in stoicism. We can't be happy, but we can be good; let us therefore pretend that, so long as we are good, it doesn't matter being unhappy. This doctrine is heroic, and, in a bad world, useful; but it is neither quite true nor, in a fundamental sense, quite sincere.
I remember that she made me laugh more than I liked; for I was, at that time, an eager scholar of ethics , and had tasted the sweets of solitude and stoicism , and I found something profane in the hours of amusing gossip into which she drew me...margaret fuller
'Tis pride, rank pride, and haughtiness of soul; I think the Romans call it stoicism.joseph addison